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Several Porsches Set Records at Amelia Island Auctions

4:24 PM, Mar 11, 2012   |    comments
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At its Amelia Island auction over the past couple of days, Gooding and Co. says its collection of Porsches fetched top dollar, including a bunch of new records for highest prices ever paid.

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Among them was the 1955 Porsche 550/1500 Spyder, seen above, that garnered almost $3.7 million. Not bad. But a 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder brought in even more, more than $4.4 million.

"Yet again, our Amelia Island Auction proved that, if you have the best, the sky is the limit," said Charlie Ross, Gooding & Co. auctioneer, said in a statement. Gooding & Co. says it nailed 11 outstanding world records on Porsche prices:

• 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 (lot 53) at $1,925,000, 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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