Haute Auto: Racing Porsche Sold for $4.3 Million

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A racing Porsche has just been sold at the Gooding and Company’s Amelia Island Auction in Florida for $4.3 million. The 917/30 Can-Am sport vehicle is one of only four cars built by the factory and was previously part of the late Matthew Drendel’s Porsche collection.

Selling for the highest price ever for one of the firm’s cars, the racing Porsche features 1,000bhp and can go from 0-60mph in just 1.9 seconds. With a top speed of over 240mph, the supercar was sold at auction for $4.3 million.

As one of only four cars built by the factory and one of the two that were privately owned, the Porsche is a rare collector’s item that was just one of many fine automobiles sold during the Gooding and Company’s Amelia Island Auction in Florida. Also sold were other classic cars like a 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder which sold for $3.68 million and a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo that sold for $3.13 million. Over the weekend, the auction sold more than $36 million worth of cars.

President and founder of Gooding and Company, David Gooding, said, “We are extremely pleased with our $36 million auction results as it underscores the continued strength at the top of the collector car market.”

Source: The Sun

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