The most famous Porsche of all times is of course the Porsche 911. Oddly enough, there is only one 911 in this list! The fact that the most expensive Porsche is only the 23rd in the list of most expensive cars does not mean that Porsches are unpopular. Especially racing Porsches are very valuable due to their great racing history. Take a look at our list of the most expensive Porsches ever auctioned to find out which models beat the 911 in price.
We start the list with this very nice Porsche 718 RSK Spyder. This restored Porsche is one of the 34 type 718 Spyders ever built and has a decade-long North American race history. The car belonged to collection of the famous comedian Jerry Seinfield and was auctioned last year for €2.4 million.
9. Porsche 917K Interserie Spyder Née 1970 (value €3,320,000)
Porsche was the first out of 6 types of the 917. With its short
tail, this Porsche is better known as ‘917K’ where the ‘K’ stands for Kurz (short). With its flat-12 cylinder engine the car has very
impressive performances for a car made almost 50 years ago! It goes from 0 to 100 kph in 2.3 seconds and has a top speed of an incredible 390 kph! The car began
his life with chassis number ‘026’ but after a big crash in the 24-hour Le Mans
in 1970, the car has been rebuilt and received a new chassis with number ‘031’. The new
owner bought the car in 2010 for €3.3 million.
8. Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder 1973 (value €3,690,000)
racing Porsche in the list of most expensive Porsches ever auctioned! This time
a later version of the 917. The 917/30 Can-Am Spyder is the most powerful
road-racing car ever built with its twin-turbo flat-12-cylinder engine with an
estimated 1,200 HP at 8,000 RPM. This is one of the only six examples ever built. The
car participated in a few historic races and was sold at auction for €3.7 million in 2012.
7. Porsche 935 1979 (value €4,055,000)
The next Porsche of this list is probably one of the most successful endurance racing
cars of its era. At the Le Mans of 1979 it finished 1st in class and
2nd overall which is a stunning result for a debuting racing car. The
24 hours of Daytona in 1981 and the 12 hours of Sebring in 1983 were no problem
for the drivers and the car because they were overall winners of these races too!
Very impressive performance out of the 3.2 liter flat-6-cylinder engine! This
car was auctioned last year for €4 million.
6. Porsche 550 Spyder 1955 (value €4,470,000)
Seinfield had an impressive collection of Porsches; this classic Porsche
550 Spyder was part of his collection too. It is an exceptionally original
Porsche which has never been restored and has done no more than 10,500 miles! It has a small flat-4-cylinder engine with two Solex carburettors. It was auctioned off last year for almost €4.5 million.
5. Porsche RS60 1960 (value €4,530,000)
This is the
last of only four Porsche RS60s ever built. It has been driven by Porsches
factory team in the important FIA World championship races. Well known drivers
Stirling Moss and Graham Hill have raced this Porsche. The RS60 also
insured that Porsche successfully defended their European Hill Climb
Championship. The car was auctioned off for €4.5 million in 2015.
4. Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion 1998 (value €4,750,000)
relatively modern Porsche of this list is the street version of the legendary
Le Mans-winning Porsche 911 GT1. It is the race version of the normal Porsche
911 ‘type 996’ with a wide body, front lip and big spoiler work. Of the street
version, only 20 were built, so it is a very rare Porsche. This Porsche switched
owners for almost €4.75 million.
3. Porsche 917/10 Spyder 1972 (value €4,890,000)
Yet another 917
in this list! This time the 917/10 Spyder from Team Penske Racing. It dominated
the Can Am races of 1972 by taking first place at 5 out of 9 races. This
Porsche is driven by racing legends Mark Donohue and George Folmer. A true
icon for automotive racing history, it was auctioned for almost €5 million in 2012.
Image source: Motorsportretro.com
2. Porsche 956 1982 (value €8,480,000)
most expensive Porsche ever auctioned is the Le Mans winning Porsche 956. It is
the third of only 10 Works Porsche 956s built. Besides the 1983 24-hours Le
Mans, this Porsche won four other races. This Porsche was sold for €8.5 million!
1. Porsche 917K 1970 (value €11,800,000)
expensive Porsche ever auctioned is also number 23 in the list of the most expensive
cars ever auctioned. Again, this is a stunning racing Porsche! This one is
formerly owned by Porsche legend Jo Siffert and you can recognise this car from
the epic film Le Mans produced by
Steve McQueen. With its famous Gulf colour combination (baby blue and orange) it is one of the world’s greates racing cars! This Porsche was sold at auction this year for almost €12 million!
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