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This Porsche 911-Based 1985 RUF BTR II Cabriolet Could Soar Beyond $500,000 at Auction

This Porsche 911-Based 1985 RUF BTR II Cabriolet Could Soar Beyond $500,000 at Auction

This Porsche 930 turned RUF Cabriolet is one of only a handful that were actually made, and a bidding war could push it into the $500,000 range

The 1985 RUF BTR II Cabriolet needs no introduction, as it was a hell of a sports car with a ton of power and excellent handling behavior. It won the world’s fastest cars contest by clocking 186.2 mph as the top speed in 1984, which was insane. So here we have an example from the 1985 model year, and it is looking for a new home. There’s a good chance that it may go beyond the $500,000 mark before the digital hammer drops, but is it really worth it?

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Stunning 718 RSK and Selection of Significant Porsches Set to Headline Gooding & Company's Return to Amelia Island

Stunning 718 RSK and Selection of Significant Porsches Set to Headline Gooding & Company’s Return to Amelia Island

An assortment of very special Porsche models to be presented by Gooding & Company auctions at Amelia Island 2022

Amelia Island is one of the go-to spots for automotive exhibitions such as Concours d’Elegance, as well as various auctions for rare and classic vehicles. Following the rescheduled from March to May Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2021, Gooding & Company’s classic car auction has been rescheduled for March 4th, 2022. Moreover, Gooding and Company auction will return with a bang, as it brings a stunning array of iconic Porsche models, among which a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK, which is expected to be the main attraction, at the auction.

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This Porsche 959 Prototype Is One of Very Few Surviving Examples In Existence

This Porsche 959 Prototype Is One of Very Few Surviving Examples In Existence

Most of the 959 prototypes were destroyed, and then there’s this one with an interesting and unique story

Developing a car from scratch starts with some drawing and calculations, then the building of test prototypes, then pre-production cars, and eventually the pilot production vehicles. Most of the time, test prototypes are usually destroyed when their use has been exceeded, yet here we are looking at a test prototype of the Porsche 959 – a car that is believed to be one of the few surviving examples of the F-Series prototypes from 1985. It’s currently listed for sale on Mechatronik for an undisclosed price, but is It truly authentic?

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This Racing Yellow Porsche 918 Spyder Wouldn't Be A Bad Way To Spend $1.23 Million

This Racing Yellow Porsche 918 Spyder Wouldn’t Be A Bad Way To Spend $1.23 Million

A low-mileage 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is up for sale in the UK at RM Sothebys

Porsche developed the 918 Spyder as the replacement to the Carrera GT from September 2013 to June 2015. In a different light of the ’Holy Trinity’ bolstered by the mighty McLaren P1 and the gorgeous Ferrari LaFerrari, the Porsche was undoubtedly the most distinctive of the three.

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A Legendary Collection Of Cars Is Heading to Auction And Chris Harris Has the Inside Info You Need

A Legendary Collection Of Cars Is Heading to Auction And Chris Harris Has the Inside Info You Need

Chris Harris walks us through one of the most epic car collections that’s about to go to auction

Collecting cars is a relatively new YouTube channel that focuses on quality rather than quantity. When you click on the video and Chris Harris appears in it, you know it’s going to be some epic content. Although the man doesn’t need much introduction, the Leonard Collection definitely does. There’s an obvious focus on significant cars, most of which are different versions and generations of the Porsche 911.

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Someone Paid Porsche 911 GT3 Money For this 1981 Porsche 924

Someone Paid Porsche 911 GT3 Money For this 1981 Porsche 924

This one-in-15 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport went for over $250,000 and we’re not surprised

The Porsche 924 was manufactured between 1976 and 1988. Although it was launched as a successor to the 914 and was supposed to sit at the bottom of the company’s model hierarchy, it came with a lot of significant bits and marked a lot of firsts for the company. It was the first street-legal Porsche to feature a front-engine and rear-wheel-drive layout. Not to mention, also the first car from the company to come with an automatic gearbox.

There were many iterations and models of the 924, one of them being Carrera GTS. The automaker built 59 examples of it and 15 of them were the quicker ‘Clubsport’ models. One of these 15 was on Bring-a-Trailer’s auction recently and it was sold for over a quarter-million dollars! That’s way more expensive than any new 911 that you can buy today.

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Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is Probably the Most Optioned 911 You've Ever Seen

Jerry Seinfeld’s Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is Probably the Most Optioned 911 You’ve Ever Seen

The north-of-$400,000 sticker should not surprise anyone given the amount of gear this GT3 RS packs

For reasons unknown to us, Jerry Seinfeld is parting ways with one of his cars. That car is a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS with a window sticker of $449,890, out of which more than $250,000 are optional features.

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This 1981 RUF BTR Is Every Porsche 911 Fanboy's Wet Dream

This 1981 RUF BTR Is Every Porsche 911 Fanboy’s Wet Dream

It has 374 horsepower coming from a 3.4-liter turbo mill and just 52,108 miles on the odometer

RUF is one of the select few automotive institutions in the world that can take a Porsche, tear it apart, tweak it, glue it back together, and the result is a better car than the stock vehicle. The Pfaffenhausen-based company’s lineup saw no shortage of extreme builds over time, but few can surpass the RUF BTR.

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This Ultra-Rare Porsche 930 Turbo "Rinspeed R69" Redefines Custom

This Ultra-Rare Porsche 930 Turbo "Rinspeed R69" Redefines Custom

There are tuned Porsche 911s, badly tuned Porsche 911s, and then there’s this oddity

It might look like the lovechild of a Ferrari Testarossa and a Porsche 911 but the two car manufacturers never worked together on such a project. It also looks like something concocted in an obscure workshop on Thailand, but it’s not that either. Meet the extremely weird Rinspeed R69, a car that used to be a perfectly fine Porsche 911 930 Turbo.

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This 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster in One-Off Yellow Paint Is A Wet Dream Come True

This 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster in One-Off Yellow Paint Is A Wet Dream Come True

The paint alone costs almost $13,000

Forget about the fact that the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster was built on 911 GT3 bones. It’s a car’s design, paint, or sound that first makes the heart skip a beat and seeing this particular Speedster will send you to the cardiologist in no time.

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The last production 2020 Porsche 911 Speedster auctioned for COVID-19 relief

The last production 2020 Porsche 911 Speedster auctioned for COVID-19 relief

Grab a rare sports car and help those in need

The Porsche 911 Speedster returned for the 2020 model year after a nine-year absence. It’s the final iteration of the previous 991.2-generation 911, it’s incredibly expensive, and limited to 1,948 units. If you missed out on the Speedster when Porsche introduced it in 2019, you can buy the final example at an RM Sotheby’s auction for coronavirus relief.

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1960 Porsche 718 RS 60 Werks

1960 Porsche 718 RS 60 Werks

What you get if you work hard at improving the 550 Spyder

How often do you see an ex-works Porsche race car hit the auction block? It rarely happens and this is one of the few that were sold publicly in recent history. This is a 1960 Porsche 718 RS 60, member of the 718 RS family of open-top sports cars built and raced by Zuffenhausen for half a decade beginning with the RSK in 1957. The RS 60 appeared at a time when sports car manufacturers started realizing that mounting the engine behind the cockpit might be beneficial to the performance of the car after witnessing Jack Brabham muscling his way to the title in F1 in 1959. Porsche was already doing it and had been doing it for years, beginning with the 550 Spyder, a car infamous for having an important part to play in actor James Dean’s death but one that was, more importantly, a successful car in road racing.

The RS 60 Spyder raced everywhere around the world, following the trek of the World Endurance Championship and, along the way, ticking starts at Le Mans, the Nurburgring, and Targa Florio. Only 18 were built in period and the factory kept for its own use a mere four examples and this, according to RM Sotheby’s, was "the only to likely become available". Powered by a four-cam engine - first a 1.6-liter mill and, in 1961, a 2.0-liter one - the car you see in the pictures, chassis #044, doesn’t boast with the most enviable of racing records having retired out of both the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans race and all of the three major races it contested in 1961: the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 1,000-kilometer race at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife and the Targa Florio in Sicily. Having said that, it must be said that the car was fast, taking pole position outright in the Italian road race before being raced extensively by Bob Holbert, father of Porsche legend Al Holbert, an amazing driver in his own right - both behind the wheel of Porsches and, later, Cobras. It is, then, no wonder that chassis #044 sold for over $5.0 million back in mid-August during the Monterey sale. That’s one expensive aluminum Spyder!

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