Gooding & Company sold a very rare 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion last night for a staggering, world record $5,665,000! Gooding & Company sold the GT1 at its Amelia Island event.
It is one of 20 road version of the Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution, built to ensure that the race car would be eligible for the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1997. Whilst the race car never as successful as the cars that came before it, it seems as though collectors are beside themselves to obtain an example.
The GT1 featured a twin-turbocharged 3.2-liter water-cooled flat-six engine capable of developing 600 hp. It got the rear end of the Porsche 962 together with the front end of a Porsche 993 and a carbon fibre body shell. It is capable of 194 mph and 3.6-second 0–60 mph sprints and retailed for $912,000
We have done a bit of research and can confirm that this example was actually last sold at auction in August 2012 in Pebble beach. Back then, the hammer price was just $1,175,000.
The Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion wasn’t the only success of the event though. A 1989 Mazda 767B sold for $1,750,000, a McLaren P1 sold for $2,392,500 and a 1977 Porsche 934/5 found a home for $1,375,000. A fantastic set of results all round!