An amazing selection of highly desirable Porsche 911 road and race cars will be offered at the 13 March Amelia Island sale
Although there are many highlights, Gooding & Company’s selection of top Porsche 911 models is a particularly standout feature of this year’s Amelia Island Auction on 13 March.
Perhaps the most eye-catching, and most expensive, is the 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR, which is estimated to sell for $1,200,000-$1,500,000. First owned by Hector Alonso Rebaque, Mexican Formula 1 racer, who received major sponsorship from Cafe Mexicano – the livery that still adorns the car today. Winning its first outing, the IMSA 1000 Km of Mexico City, the car ran well in many period events.
Up next is a road going light yellow 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight, which is described as being ‘one of the finest specimens’, and is offered in complete condition. Being one of the first series lightweight models also makes this car super desirable, and there is also some well-documented and impressive racing history. Having been completely restored noted model specialist Nate Cantwell some years ago, it is expected to sell for $1,100,000-$1,400,000.
Yet another 911 with excellent racing pedigree is the 1975 Carrera 3.0 RS that is on offer at Amelia. This generation of 911 moved the game on significantly. The example offered by Gooding not only competed in the 1976 Le Mans 24 Hours, but finished an impressive sixth overall, and second in class. It also recorded a top ten finish in 1977 too. An estimate of $550,000-$750,000 makes this well documented and highly eligible racer a prime candidate for some historic racing.
Completing the quartet of 911s is a 1996 Porsche 993 GT2, one of the wildest and most powerful air-cooled Porsches of all time. Originally built as a road car purely to homologate the racer, this 430bhp rear-wheel drive monster has already achieved collector status, with an estimate of $950,000-$1,250,000 being place on it. With just 36,000km on the clock, it was originally sold in the Japanese market, and has subsequently been imported into the US.