How much is the 'most valuable' Porsche in the world of auctions?

Plus 10 other bid records that will blow your mind
Mar 13, 2012

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Auction house marks 11 world records for Porsches sold at recent auction

A recent auction held by the Gooding & Company saw 11 Porsche vehicles set auction records based on their final selling price. What's even more remarkable is that nine of the 11 models belonged to just one collector.

Avid Porsche enthusiast Matthew Drendel only began collecting cars from the German carmaker in 2001. His sudden passing, however, left his 17 Porsche cars orphaned in November 2010. Just over a year later, auction house Gooding & Company sold all of Drendel's Porsches at the Amelia Island Auction for $17.7 million.

Leading Drendel's collection is a 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, which sold for $4.4 million, making it "the most valuable Porsche ever sold at auction in the world."

The other ten cars that set top bids for Porsche vehicles are:

• a 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder at $3.685 million, a record for the Porsche 550 Spyder;

• a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14 at $3.245 million, a record for the Porsche 911;

• a 1976 Porsche 935/76 at $2.53 million, a record for the Porsche 935;

• a 1984 Porsche 962 at $1.925 million, a record for the Porsche 962;

• a 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution at $1.265 million, a record for the Porsche 911 GT1;

• a 1967 Porsche 906E at $1.001 million, a record for the Porsche 906;

• a 1976 Porsche 934 at $891,000, a record for the Porsche 934;

• a 1980 Porsche 924 GTP at $385,000, a record for the Porsche 924;

• a 1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS at $346,500, a record for the Porsche 968; and

• a 1981 Porsche 944 GTP at $308,000, a record for the Porsche 944.

Of the ten cars sold in Amelia Island, the only two that didn't belong to Drendel are the 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder and the 1967 Porsche 906E.

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Photo from Matthew Drendel's HeritageMotorwerks.net

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