Preview of the Gooding & Co Auction at the Amelia Island 2018

The Porsches at the Gooding & Co Auction in Amelia Island 2018

The Gooding & Co Auction at the Amelia Island takes place Saturday March 9th 2018 at the Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation. And you won’t be surprised there are some great Porsches that will come up for sale too. 
A list of all the Porsches in the Gooding & Co Auction at the Amelia Island 2018 can be found at the last page of this article. We’ll first pick out some of the highlights in the Gooding & Co Auction, the 3 Porsche race cars that cross the block.

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.1 Turbo

The rarest of the rare and the car with the highest expectations is the ex factory 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.1 Turbo. This  ex-works 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1 was .raced by the factory team during the 1974 season and it was the prototype for the upcoming 911 Turbo road and racing cars. This particular Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.1 Turb was first raced by Helmuth Koenigg and Manfred Schurti . Later in the season, it re-appeared in the hands of Gijs van Lennep and Herbert Muller, who drove it to a remarkable second overall in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After it’s race career, the car changed hand several times and once belonged to Vasek Polak. The car has an estimated hammer price of a staggering $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.

1990 Porsche 962C

Gooding Amelia Island Porsche 962C
Porsche 962C 

Another full blood race car that crosses the block in the Gooding & Co Auction is the 1990 Porsche 962C in Repsol livery. The car was bought new by an America sportscar enthusiast who borrewed it to the Brun Motorsports Team. Porsche 962-190 only has two private owners from new. It was raced by Oscar Larrauri, Harald Huysman, Walter Brun, Jesús Pareja, and Massimo Sigala and it started on the first row of the starting grid in the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car is expected to be hammered between $1,500,000 and $2,000,000. We wonder if this will be a car that comes in action in the Group C racing of Peter Auto , or will it be stored in a private collection ? 

1976 Porsche 934

The Porsche 934 can be seen as a successor to the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.1 Turbo. This turbo powered Porsche 934 is a race car that was used extinsively in different races around the globe, even though only 31 were ever built.  This particular Porsche 934 was the 1978 FIA Group $ Champion and campaign at Sebring, Daytona and Watkins Glenn.The new owner of the car is expected to dig $1,200,000 – $1,600,000 of his pocket, but for that money he has a probably certain entry ticket for the Le Mans Classic and the Rennsport Reunion later this year.

All the Porsches at the Gooding & Co Auction Amelia Island 2018