Vintage Porsches roar into life at Gooding & Company auction



2015-06-26 11:27:36

A selection of superb Porsches will be amongst the headline lots at an upcoming Gooding & Company auction.

The company's Amelia Island sale, held to coincide with the annual concours event in Florida, will offer several Porsche 911s exceptional racing history and unbroken provenance on Friday March 13.

First up is the 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR, formerly owned by the Mexican privateer Formula One driver Héctor Alonso Rebaque. Having been driven at renowned events including the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, the car is offered in its original racing livery and is expected to sell for $1.2-$1.5 million.

Next is a 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS with an equally impressive racing history. The car achieved top 10 finishes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1976 and 77, along with two further top 10 results in the Tour de France in 1975 and 1976. This well-documented example with excellent provenance comes with an estimate of $550,000-$750,000.

Further notable 911s on offer include a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight with an estimate of $1.1-$1.4 million, and a limited-production 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 valued at $950,000-$1,250,000.

 “In recent years, we have seen widespread and growing demand in the market for special examples of the classic air-cooled Porsche 911 – both road and racing models," said David Brynan, Specialist at Gooding & Company.

"Collectors are searching for the most exclusive, limited production road cars and genuine competition cars with outstanding racing history. Given our in-depth knowledge of these cars and appreciation for the finest examples, we are very excited to present a superb selection of Porsches at Amelia Island – everything from road-going bookends (a 1965 911 and a 1996 993 GT2) to important RS models that ran at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring.”

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