This 1969 Porsche 917K could top $20 million at the Gooding & Company auction in August. (Photo: Gooding & Company)
One of the holy grails of the collector car world and possibly one of the world’s most valuable Porsches extant will be offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Pebble Beach, Calif., next month (Aug. 17-18).
The 1969 917K is probably the most desirable version of one of Porsche’s mightiest competition cars. The reliable and powerful flat-12 engine, combined with lightweight aerodynamic coupe bodywork, was tailor made for endurance races like The 24 Hours of Le Mans. Picking up where the Ford GT40 left off (and also sponsored by Gulf Oil in the iconic light blue and orange livery), the 917K helped show the door to Ferrari in endurance racing, leaving them to concentrate on Formula One, where they remain today.
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