Porsches are one of the most recognizable and sleekest sports cars in the history of sports cars. The German-made automobile didn't stop at producing racing cars, they design great streetcars for 5-star CEOs, major celebrities, and Porsche enthusiasts. Well, we know they design expensive rides, but you'd be amazed at how exorbitant some vintage race Porsches are.
Here are the most expensive Porsche cars ever sold in the history!
1. Porsche 1970 917K
- Price: ₦5 billion
Ever heard about Steve McQueen? He was an American actor who was nicknamed "The King of Cool". He owned several cars and the Porsche 1970 917K was one of them. The legendary car was sold and sat in an old barn for twenty years, but in 2017, it became the most expensive Porsche in the world. When it was ready to be auctioned, all the original pieces were fully restored by Swiss specialists, Graber Sportgarage.
The 1970 Gulf-liveried 917K was the star car in McQueen's racing movie, Le Mans (1971)
2. Porsche 1982 956, chassis 956-003
- Price: ₦3.6 billion
The Porsche 1982 956 has a long racing history and part of its record include the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1982 (2nd place) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1983 (1st place), this model won four of them. It was sold in 2015, at the Gooding & Company auction.
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Only 10 models of the 956 Porsche were produced, so this sports ride is pretty rare
3. Porsche 1956 550 Spyder
- Price: ₦2.1 billion
The Porsche 550 Spyder was produced from 1953 to 1956 It's racing history is pretty solid as well as Porsche specifically customized and designed each Spyder for racing purposes. It's actually the oldest on this list and making number 3 isn't so bad.
The Porsche 550 Spyder carries authentic materials and it was auctioned in 2016, at the Bonhams auction
4. Porsche 1972 L&M 917/10 Spyder
- Price: ₦2.6 billion
Out of nine race, the 1972 L&M 917/10 Spyder took 1st place five good times at the 1972 Can-Am series. Ignore the fact that it came 4th on this list, this Syder earned Porsche their very first Can-Am Championship. It was sold at a Mecum auction in 2012.
Based on its remarkable racing history, this baby boy can exceed over 1150 hp, 0-100 MPH in 2.9 seconds
5. Porsche 1998 911 GT1 Strassenversion
- Price: ₦2 billion
Race cars are built the way they are for a reason, you can't really drive one to a grocery store or a wedding ceremony. This is exactly why 20 street-legal versions of the Le Mans-winning 911 GT1 were designed by Porsche. Based on the exorbitant price, only real Porsche enthusiasts were able to attend the auction in 2017.
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The name "Strassenversion" was derived from the need to design 20 "Street versions"
6. Porsche 1960 RS60, chassis 718-004
- Price: ₦1.9 billion
For a 1960 racing car, the RS60s still looks sleek. This isn't the only reason it sold for such whopping amount at the 2015 auction, it's because this model is pretty good and rare. Porsche only produced four of this roofless beauty. The good things are pretty scarce.
It's a shame you can't get to own it, the one auctioned in 2015 is the last one available
7. 1979 Porsche 935
- Price: ₦1.5 billion
Another popular American actor and producer, Paul Newman, was also a race driver. He used to drive the 1979 Porsche 935. Apart from the McLaren F1 GTR, which is one of the production-based race-car to take 1st place in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1995), the 1979 Porsche 935 also took overall victory in 1979. It also won the Daytona 24 Hours in the same year.
Truth be told, it looks a little too clumsy but it's pretty expensive too
8. Porsche 1970 917, chassis 031/026
- Price: ₦1.4 billion
Compared to the other Porsches like the 956, the 917 isn't particularly leading but, it's still more expensive than a whole lot of cars in 2019. And to think Porsche designed it 45 years ago, it deserves a lot of respect. It was sold at the Bonhams auction.
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With a top speed of 240 mph, this old super-car can go from zero to 62 mph in less than 2 seconds
9. Porsche 1959 718 RSK
- Price: ₦1.1 billion
In 1957, 1959 718 RSK made its racing debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it was driven by popular race drivers, Edgar Barth, and Umberto Maglioli. Unfortunately, the race was a failed one due to the accident that occurred. However, in 1958 and 1959, the 718 won the European Hill Climb Championship.
1959 718 RSK was sold at a 2014 Gooding & Company auction in 2014.
10. Porsche 1973 917/30 Can-Am Spyder
- Price: ₦1 billion
In 1973, a popular American racecar driver, Mark Donohue, described the 1973 917/30 Can-Am Spyder as the best:
“At this time there is nothing in the world any quicker, and better handling, any more advanced technically, or any more fun to drive. It is, to me, the perfect race car.”
Along with 16 other supercars and the 917/30, the racecar driver won several competitions.
Porsche manufactured just five of this car and one of it was auctioned by Jerry Seinfeld in 2016.
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