1973 Porsche 917 Can-Am Spyder auction

Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2012 – Auction Results

The Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction 2012 was staged Friday, March 9th on the grounds of the Amelia Island Plantation in Florida, resulting in more than $36 million in sales and a 91% sell-through rate.

Gooding and Company offered 77 collector cars at its 3rd annual Amelia Island Auction, headlined by the spectacular Porsche racing cars from the Drendel Family Collection. Top sale went to the 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder that sold for $4.4 million, making it the most valuable Porsche ever sold at auction. Other highlights of the Matthew Drendel Collection included the 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14 that brought $3,245,000, the 1976 Porsche 935/76 at $2,530,000 and the Team Holbert Lowenbrau 1984 Porsche 962 that made $1,925,000. The latter was introduced by racing legend Derek Bell, who successfully piloted the 962 to numerous victories, including back-to-back wins at the Daytona 24 Hours.

In addition to the 17 Drendel Collection Porsches that collectively sold for more than $17.7 million, there were several other notable sales at the 2012 Gooding Amelia Island auction, such as the 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder that made $3,685,000, the 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe that sold for $1,375,000 and the 1948 Tucker 48 that brought $1,320,000.

“We are extremely pleased with our $36 million auction results, as it underscores the continued strength at the top of the collector car market,” says David Gooding, Gooding and Company President and Founder. “I’m proud of our team, delighted for our clients and I believe we managed to raise the bar this weekend on many levels.”

Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2012 – Top Ten Auction Results

1. 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder – $4,400,000 (Auction record for a Porsche)
2. 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder – $3,685,000 (Auction record for a Porsche 550 Spyder)
3. 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14 – $3,245,000 (Auction record for a Porsche 911)
4. 1976 Porsche 935/76 – $2,530,000 (Auction record for a Porsche 935)
5. 1984 Porsche 962 – $1,925,000 (Auction record for a Porsche 962)
6. 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe – $1,375,000
7. 1948 Tucker 48 – $1,320,000
8. 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution – $1,265,000 (Auction record for a Porsche 911 GT1)
9. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider – $1,001,000
10. 1967 Porsche 906E – $1,001,000 (Auction record for a Porsche 906)

(See Gooding Amelia Island 2012 – Complete Results)

For more information, visit www.goodingco.com.

[Source: Gooding and Company]

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