Porsche classics strike gold at Gooding & Company auction at the Amelia Island Concours

The recently concluded Gooding & Company auction at the Amelia Island Concours typically draws a sizable number of classic vehicles from a lot of different automakers. This year’s event wasn’t any different from year’s past, but if there was one automaker that really captured the hearts - and pockets - of bidders, it was Porsches .

The German automaker was the unquestioned star of the show, thanks in part to an impressive run of bids on a number of classic Porsches.

After everything was said and done, Gooding & Company managed to smash 11 Porsche world records, including five different models from the Matthew Drendel collection. The biggest haul of the event belonged to a 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder that not only broke the record for being the most expensive 917 ever sold, but also became the most expensive Porsche model ever auctioned off at $4.4 million.

Check out the list of Porsche models that fetched record-breaking auction prices after the jump.

From the Amelia Island Concours Press Release...

Gooding & Company realized 11 outstanding world records yesterday, listed as follows:

• The 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder (lot 57) at $4,400,000, a double world auction record for a Porsche and a 917.

• The 1955 Porsche 550/ 1500 RS Spyder (lot 15) at $3,685,000, a world auction record for a Porsche 550 Spyder.

• The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14 (lot 55) at $3,245,000, a world auction record for a Porsche 911.

• The 1976 Porsche 935/76 (lot 47) at $2,530,000, a world auction record for a Porsche 935.

• The 1984 Porsche 962 at $1,925,000 (lot 53), a world auction record for a Porsche 962.

• The 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution (lot 49) at $1,265,000, a world auction record for a Porsche 911 GT1.

• The 1967 Porsche 906E (lot 69) at $1,001,000, a world auction record for a Porsche 906.

• The 1976 Porsche 934 (lot 51) at $891,000, a world auction record for a Porsche 934.

• The 1980 Porsche 924 GTP (lot 48) at $385,000, a world auction record for a Porsche 924.

• The 1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS (lot 60) at $346,500, a world auction record for a Porsche 968.

• The 1981 Porsche 944 GTP (lot 58) at $308,000, a world auction record for a Porsche 944.


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4 comments:

Did those classics sell at a high bid? I wonder how much they profited from them.

I wonder if all of these have been sold. No particular Porsche classic was ever my type.

Porsche’s list of records are continuously growing longer. I hope they keep this up until the future.

Honestly, I am not surprised. Porsche cars have always been the apple of the eyes of most tuners.

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