What you see is already, officially, one of Porsche’s most sought-after at auction. Forget the Bugatti Chiron and believes that the best bidder has paid 2.772.000€ for this Porsche 911 GT1. One of the Porsche 911 more special, more expensive and with more history behind it, as we already told you a few weeks ago (see article). Pay about 3 million euros for a sporting may seem an eccentricity, madness. But if you are paying more than a million euros by many modern sports, some of which even can be used outside of the circuit, is it not logical to pay so much for a authentic sporty racing licensed street?
That is precisely the secret of this Porsche 911 GT1, the of be the only of its kind created in order to compete, and adapted for movement out of the circuits.
back in the nineties, Porsche took the decision to approve a sports race for the GT1 class. And far from following the strategy of some of rivals, you take a street sports car, and transform it into a sports racing, Porsche opted for the solution reverse. The solution to create a real racing prototype, to approve a print run very limited number of cars for street, the Straßenversion, and achieve milestones such as make my debut with a victory in its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1996.
This Porsche 911 GT1, in particular, won three championships of GT in Canada and participated in races as important as the 24 Hours of Daytona 2001. In his credit account with 31 units and 13 wins. So it is very likely that we are at the Porsche 911 GT1 that more victories have accumulated.
I Already said that Porsche produced a spin very limited in this sport. As limited as 18 units of runs, and 23 Straßenversion for approval of street. This unit, in particular, was – as I said – one of the sporting created for the competition. With the proviso, that, after a series of vicissitudes, as that of having served as a basis for rebuilding other Porsche 911 GT1 damaged, it was restored between 2014 and 2015 in order to obtain, among other things, its approval in the Uk as a street sports car.
Since its restoration, says that just rode for a little over an hour. So, I imagine that you with me that this is one of the sport’s most special that you could never park it in your garage, and one of the few that has a track record accredited as hers, could lead, in compliance with the law, outside the circuits.
Although it was estimated that it could achieve a maximum bid between 2.700.000€ and 3.000.000€, this Porsche 911 GT1 has been auctioned off, reaching a final quote of 2.772.000€.
Source: RM Sotheby’s | Photo: Tim Scott