These Porsches Are Not To Be Missed, and They Go On Sale This Month

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Vintage Porsches are unbeatable. They never go out of style, looking and handling beautifully forever. They’re everyone’s taste, and they appear in so many specifications– it’s easy for everyone to find a favorite. We love to window shop them, which is perfect because we have a brand new opportunity to do so. For a limited time, you can peek at the 5 cars below in the Gooding & Company catalogue before they go on sale at their Amelia Island Auctions from February 29th to March 1st. You can register to bid on them here if we’ve already enthralled you.

1961 Porsche RS61(Estimate: $4,000,000 – $5,000,000)

Now, this is a supercar! With stunning lines and extraordinary racing provenance, this car is beyond iconic. The RS61 was born from the RS60, a highly efficient racecar suited for technical circuits and open races due to its 1,210 lb weight, braking, and acceleration. In 1961, Porsche built out another 14 Spyders for its customers, hence the name RS61. These were identical to the RS60 in everything but the name, except that they were the last of the legendary four-cam Spyders, making them especially significant.


This particular RS61, chassis 718-076, boasts everything you could ever want in a Porsche– a successful racing period and history known from new. It was originally finished in silver and equipped with a 547/3 four-cam engine, no. 90336. From then, it went on to win the Trophée d’Augvergne, South African Sports Car Championship, the South African 6 Hours, and the Sports Car Club of South Africa Hill Climb. After undergoing restorations to keep it competitive in racing and outfitted to look very much as it would have when it was first raced, it took on the vintage circuits in the 2000s, successfully taking part in the Le Mans Classic. One of the most thrilling, road going sports racing cars, it is bound to be snapped up and taken out for some very speedy joy rides.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach(Estimate: $2,500,000 – $3,000,000)

Now, if we turn to the recent past, we can see another great engineering feat in this car. It was initially shown as a concept car at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, combining classic Porsche qualities with cutting edge technical capability: an innovative drivetrain with low fuel consumption and long electric range. There were just 918 examples built, offered to the company’s best and most loyal customers.

The shape is also to die for. It was crafted from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) with a stunning sloped nose, extending exhaust pipes, and detachable roof panels. The Weissach package reduced weight through magnesium wheels and ceramic wheel bearings. They were all components that led to it achieving a 6:67 lap at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe in 2013, a record for a production car. The incredible V-8 engine grants this car a top speed of 217 mph.

It comes in the legendary Gulf Oil livery made iconic by John Wyer’s racing team. The consignor was granted special permission by Gulf Oil to have this livery applied from new on his two 918s. That means it is one of only two 918s with the highly desirable Gulf Livery from the factory. Showing  just 376 miles when catalogued, it’s a perfect setup for someone who only drives the best.