An enthusiasts dream, a real 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, the Gooding Company predicted that it would sell for five to seven million dollars. When the hammer dropped on Friday, we were a bit shocked; someone scooped this piece of world racing history for just 3 million dollars. For being one of Porsche’s most powerful and successful race cars ever produced, we consider that a steal. In fact a Porsche 550 Spyder sold for 5,335,000 and a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK hammered for a touch above 2.8 million. To the new owner, congratulations on the newest member of your family, we hope to see it at future Porsche events. The world deserves to see it, please don’t keep it locked up in a garage somewhere.
For everyone who didn’t come out to try and snag this piece of automotive magic, you missed out on an opportunity to own a road going version of one of Porsche’s most successful and iconic racecars. One of only six that exists in the world, I might add.
I just don’t understand the world sometimes.