This past weekend the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta in collaboration with RM Sotheby’s organized a special auction in celebration of Porsche’s 70thanniversary in the US. The sale featured 70 of the most famous and sought-after models as well as memorabilia from the German marque.
Highlights from the sale included a 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar, CAR INFO, sold for $5.945,000 surpassing original estimates of $3 million. A 1983 Porsche 956 Group C, the only Porsche 956 to win on American soil and one of the brand’s most original models, was one of the rarities at the auction. Other important models featured were a 1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 ‘Super’ Speedster by Reutter, a bright ‘Willow Green’ 1971 Porsche 914/6, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight – a classic 911 model famed as ‘the finest restored example in the US’ and a 1985 Porsche 959, number seven of only twelve prototypes.
Project Gold, one of the most anticipated models of the sale sold for $3.4 million. This one-off 911 Turbo Classic model was built based on the body shell of a type 993 and took a year and a half to be completed. Proceeds from the sale of the model will benefit the Ferry Porsche Foundation.