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1992 and 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8s, and the 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 3.8. Mike Maez/Gooding & Company Mike Maez/Gooding & Company

Whatsapp founder Jan Koum auctions about 10 amazing Porsches.

In chis childhood Jan Koum, founder of Whatsapp dreamt of owning a Porsche. The least you can say is that he fulfilled his dreams. And that’s an understatement. Gooding&Co is auctioning off about 10 amazing Porsches of the Jan Koum Collection at Amelia Island. An absolute dream for Porsche fans may come true.  However, seen the rarity of some of the cars combined with the low mileage on the counter of the cars, will probably make the prices rise.  Add some cars of the legendary Dobbs Motorsports collection to the auction, and you get the importance.

1979 Porsche 935

Porsche 935 Chassis: 930 990 0027 Gooding Amelia Island
Porsche 935 Chassis: 930 990 0027

In 1979 Porsche only delivered 7 Porsche 935’s. These cars are the ultimate development of the Porsche 935 customer program. Even though they look similar to the Porsche 935/78, the 1979 Porsche 935 models were equipped with some special features like an inverted gearbox and larger brakes. One of these 7 cars comes up for auction at the Gooding & Co auction at Amelia Island. Chassis 930 990 0027 was ordered new by Otis Chandler, a devoted Porsche enthusiast and member of the PCA. It was remarkable that Otis Chandler wanted his new Porsche 935 delivered in the same Sunoco livery as his Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder. Otis Chandler entered the car at the 1979 6 hours of Riverside (DNF). That was the only outing in a race of the Porsche 935, when you do not take HSR vintage races into account.

1992 and 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 and 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 3.8

Aircooled Porsche 911 RS’s have been high in demand among collectors the last few years. At Amelia Island, Gooding & Co is auctioning some of them. Next to the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight and a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring, 3 more of them come up for auction.  And those 3 deserve special mentioning.  The 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS is a 3 owner car with just 25,000 km on the counter. The original Italian owner custom-ordered the car in the ultra-rare paint-to-sample Blossom Yellow.

The 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8

1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8
1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8

The 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 is a rare bird and is considered the ultimate normally aspirated Porsche 964.  Only 55 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 left the factory. The complete history of this particular car is mentioned in the book “Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8” , by Jürgen Barth, Norbert Franz, and Robert Weber. This car originally spent its life in a Japanese collection. Renowned Porsche enthusiast Prescot Kelly discovered it in Japan and brokered the sale to Jan Koum in 2017. The odometer displays just over  15,420 km.

1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS

1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS
1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS

The original owner of the 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS, bought the car at Porsche Zentrum Nürnberg,  with several rare Exclusive Department features. Included among the option list were stainless steel oval tailpipes, RS-logo door-entry guards, aluminum-look shift knob, and instrument dials with chromed bezels. Just three examples of the 993 RS were so equipped, and this car carried an original purchase price of DM 161,400. The car resided in Germany until Jan Koum added it to his personal collection in 2017. The car is in excellent original and unmodified condition with just under 55,000 km on the odometer.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Only 918 Porsche 918 Spyders were built. Just 294 of these Porsche supercars were shipped to the USA. Jan Koum ordered the car with the Weissach package. After delivery of the car, only 40 miles have been put on the counter. That means this may be the lowest mileage Porsche 918 Spyder you could ever lay your hand on. Needles to say the car is in a pristine showroom condition.

2016 Porsche 911R

2016 porsche 911R Jan Koum
2016 Porsche 911R

Another gem is the 2016 Porsche 911R from the Jan Koum collection. These cars were welcomed at the 2016 Geneva Car Show by Porsche enthusiasts. The 991 Porsche 911R.’s built were sold out before you could even flash your eyes. 296 of these Porsche 911R’s found a home in the USA. Soon, cars went into auctions and were hammered at insane prices. The market of the successor of the successful 1967 Porsche 911R has cooled down since. However, we are curious if the fire might light up again for this one. The car has not been driven since delivery and comes with the factory window-stickers even attached to the windshield. A unique opportunity to buy a brand-new 2nd hand 2016 Porsche 911R

1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS

1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS
1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS

For 1984, Porsche built 20 examples of the 911 SC/RS to satisfy FIA Group C homologation requirements. Expert Jürgen Barth states 5 of them were assigned to David Richards Autosports (DRA) for conversion to rally specification and to be used as Rothmans team cars. After its rally career the car moved to a Japanese collection. This powerful Porsche 911 SC/RS is a rare and important piece of Porsche motor sports and will probably end-up in a top Porsche collection. 

A final advice for all our readers : never buy a car without a proper inspection. And for high-end cars, we do advice a thorough ppi by a specialist.

The Porsches in the Gooding&Co Auction at Amelia Island

Lot 004:1989 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Estimated $175,000 -$225,000
Lot 010: 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 Estimated $50,000 – $70,000
Lot 018: 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S Estimated $425,000 -$475,000
Lot 021: 2018 Porsche 991 GT2 RS Weissach Estimated $400,000 – $500,000
Lot 024: 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight Estimated $1,000,000 – $,1,200,000
Lot 027: 1983 Porsche 911 SC Estimated $60,000 – $80,000
Lot 029: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster Estimated $225,000 – $275,000
Lot 031: 1972 Porsche 911 2.4S Estimated $250,000 -$300,000
Lot 036: 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 Estimated $250,000 – $350,000
Lot 038: 1995 Porsche 968 Estimated $40,000 – $60,000
Lot 041: 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS Estimated $425,000 – $475,000
Lot 042: 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 Estimated $1,200,000 – $1,500,000
Lot 043: 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS Estimated $325,000 – $375,000
Lot 044: 2008 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 3.6 Estimated $250,000 – $350,000
Lot 045: 2010 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 3.8 Estimated $180,000 – $220,000
Lot 046: 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 Estimated $550,000 – $625,000
Lot 047: 2011 Porsche 997 GT2 RS Estimated $550,000 – $650,000
Lot 048: 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Estimated $1,800,000 – $2,000,000
Lot 049: 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Estimated $140,000 – $180,000
Lot 050: 2016 Porsche 911R Estimated $350,000 -$450,000
Lot 051: 1968 Porsche 911L Estimated $140,000 – $180,000
Lot 053: 1986 Porsche 930 Estimated $180,000 – $240,000
Lot 056: 1967 Porsche 911 2.0S Estimated $250,000 – $300,000
Lot 058: 1979 Porsche 935 Estimated $2,550,000 -$ 3,000,000
Lot 065: 1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS Estimated $500,000 -$700,000
Lot 067: 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring Estimated $600,000 – $800,000
Lot 073: 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport Estimated $250,000 – $300,000
Lot 078: 1973 Porsche 911 2.4S Estimated $180,000 – $220,000
Lot 079: 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 RS Estimated $275,000 – $350,000
Lot 083: 2004 Porsche Carrera GT Estimated $650,000 – $750,000
Lot 086: 1958 Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster Estimated $300,000 – $400,000

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