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  • When looking back on the history of 917-024, you'll see that this was the first 917 to ever enter competition in 1968, and that this car was used in the McQueen movie "Le Mans". Those two milestones alone make this car potentially the most valuable vintage Porsche racing car in history. Adding to this chassis' achievements, this weekend it sold for a whopping $14,080,000 in the Gooding & Company auction just up the street from the famed Pebble Beach Concours. This car was advertised for sale by Gooding & Co. back in 2014 for the Pebble Beach auction as well, but it was pulled from the bidding block before the auction began. I researched the car's entire history back then, and you can read much more about it by clicking here. This video is a pre-auction promotional piece for the car. It's worth watching if only for the sound of the car's flat 12 engine. Simply spectacular. If you're so inclined, you can watch the full auction with the YouTube link above...

    “Le Mans” Gulf Porsche 917K Sells For Record 14 Million At Gooding & Co Pebble Beach Sale

    When looking back on the history of 917-024, you'll see that this was the first 917 to ever enter competition in 1968, and that this car was used in the McQueen movie "Le Mans". Those two milestones alone make this car potentially the most valuable vintage Porsche racing car in history. Adding to this chassis' achievements, this weekend it sold for a whopping $14,080,000 in the Gooding & Company auction just up the street from the famed Pebble Beach Concours. This car was advertised for sale by Gooding & Co. back in 2014 for the Pebble Beach auction as well, but it was pulled from the bidding block before the auction began. I researched the car's entire history back then, and you can read much more about it by clicking here. This video is a pre-auction promotional piece for the car. It's worth watching if only for the sound of the car's flat 12 engine. Simply spectacular. If you're so inclined, you can watch the full auction with the YouTube link above...
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  • When looking back on the history of 917-024, you'll see that this was the first 917 to ever enter competition in 1968, and that this car was used in the McQueen movie "Le Mans". Those two milestones alone make this car potentially the most valuable vintage Porsche racing car in history. Adding to this chassis' achievements, this weekend it sold for a whopping $14,080,000 in the Gooding & Company auction just up the street from the famed Pebble Beach Concours. This car was advertised for sale by Gooding & Co. back in 2014 for the Pebble Beach auction as well, but it was pulled from the bidding block before the auction began. I researched the car's entire history back then, and you can read much more about it by clicking here. This video is a pre-auction promotional piece for the car. It's worth watching if only for the sound of the car's flat 12 engine. Simply spectacular. If you're so inclined, you can watch the full auction with the YouTube link above...

    “Le Mans” Gulf Porsche 917K Sells For Record 14 Million At Gooding & Co Pebble Beach Sale

    When looking back on the history of 917-024, you'll see that this was the first 917 to ever enter competition in 1968, and that this car was used in the McQueen movie "Le Mans". Those two milestones alone make this car potentially the most valuable vintage Porsche racing car in history. Adding to this chassis' achievements, this weekend it sold for a whopping $14,080,000 in the Gooding & Company auction just up the street from the famed Pebble Beach Concours. This car was advertised for sale by Gooding & Co. back in 2014 for the Pebble Beach auction as well, but it was pulled from the bidding block before the auction began. I researched the car's entire history back then, and you can read much more about it by clicking here. This video is a pre-auction promotional piece for the car. It's worth watching if only for the sound of the car's flat 12 engine. Simply spectacular. If you're so inclined, you can watch the full auction with the YouTube link above...
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  • When looking back on the history of 917-024, you'll see that this was the first 917 to ever enter competition in 1968, and that this car was used in the McQueen movie "Le Mans". Those two milestones alone make this car potentially the most valuable vintage Porsche racing car in history. Adding to this chassis' achievements, this weekend it sold for a whopping $14,080,000 in the Gooding & Company auction just up the street from the famed Pebble Beach Concours. This car was advertised for sale by Gooding & Co. back in 2014 for the Pebble Beach auction as well, but it was pulled from the bidding block before the auction began. I researched the car's entire history back then, and you can read much more about it by clicking here. This video is a pre-auction promotional piece for the car. It's worth watching if only for the sound of the car's flat 12 engine. Simply spectacular. If you're so inclined, you can watch the full auction with the YouTube link above...

    “Le Mans” Gulf Porsche 917K Sells For Record 14 Million At Gooding & Co Pebble Beach Sale

    When looking back on the history of 917-024, you'll see that this was the first 917 to ever enter competition in 1968, and that this car was used in the McQueen movie "Le Mans". Those two milestones alone make this car potentially the most valuable vintage Porsche racing car in history. Adding to this chassis' achievements, this weekend it sold for a whopping $14,080,000 in the Gooding & Company auction just up the street from the famed Pebble Beach Concours. This car was advertised for sale by Gooding & Co. back in 2014 for the Pebble Beach auction as well, but it was pulled from the bidding block before the auction began. I researched the car's entire history back then, and you can read much more about it by clicking here. This video is a pre-auction promotional piece for the car. It's worth watching if only for the sound of the car's flat 12 engine. Simply spectacular. If you're so inclined, you can watch the full auction with the YouTube link above...
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  • When looking back on the history of 917-024, you'll see that this was the first 917 to ever enter competition in 1968, and that this car was used in the McQueen movie "Le Mans". Those two milestones alone make this car potentially the most valuable vintage Porsche racing car in history. Adding to this chassis' achievements, this weekend it sold for a whopping $14,080,000 in the Gooding & Company auction just up the street from the famed Pebble Beach Concours. This car was advertised for sale by Gooding & Co. back in 2014 for the Pebble Beach auction as well, but it was pulled from the bidding block before the auction began. I researched the car's entire history back then, and you can read much more about it by clicking here. This video is a pre-auction promotional piece for the car. It's worth watching if only for the sound of the car's flat 12 engine. Simply spectacular. If you're so inclined, you can watch the full auction with the YouTube link above...

    “Le Mans” Gulf Porsche 917K Sells For Record 14 Million At Gooding & Co Pebble Beach Sale

    When looking back on the history of 917-024, you'll see that this was the first 917 to ever enter competition in 1968, and that this car was used in the McQueen movie "Le Mans". Those two milestones alone make this car potentially the most valuable vintage Porsche racing car in history. Adding to this chassis' achievements, this weekend it sold for a whopping $14,080,000 in the Gooding & Company auction just up the street from the famed Pebble Beach Concours. This car was advertised for sale by Gooding & Co. back in 2014 for the Pebble Beach auction as well, but it was pulled from the bidding block before the auction began. I researched the car's entire history back then, and you can read much more about it by clicking here. This video is a pre-auction promotional piece for the car. It's worth watching if only for the sound of the car's flat 12 engine. Simply spectacular. If you're so inclined, you can watch the full auction with the YouTube link above...
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  • Out of all the historic, brilliant, and legendary cars Aston Martin has produced in its 60+ years, this is the mecca. The DBR1 earned the marque a host of victories in races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and gave itself a name in the field of giants like Jaguar and Bentley. This particular example, dubbed the DBR1/1 is the most significant example of them all, and it just broke the record for British cars by selling for $22.6 million at Monterey.RM Sotheby's noted that this car is "the most correct example of what is arguably the most important Aston Martin ever produced." Historically driven by the likes of Sir Stirling Moss, Bruce McLaren, and Carroll Shelby, you'll be hard pressed to find anything with the grandeur of this pristine piece of British racing history. To date, it remains the only overall winner for the automaker at Le Mans, and it did so by beating powerhouses like Ferrari at their own game -- on a much lower budget. Quite frankly, that's why it's ..

    1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Sells For $22.6 Million, Sets Record

    Out of all the historic, brilliant, and legendary cars Aston Martin has produced in its 60+ years, this is the mecca. The DBR1 earned the marque a host of victories in races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and gave itself a name in the field of giants like Jaguar and Bentley. This particular example, dubbed the DBR1/1 is the most significant example of them all, and it just broke the record for British cars by selling for $22.6 million at Monterey.RM Sotheby's noted that this car is "the most correct example of what is arguably the most important Aston Martin ever produced." Historically driven by the likes of Sir Stirling Moss, Bruce McLaren, and Carroll Shelby, you'll be hard pressed to find anything with the grandeur of this pristine piece of British racing history. To date, it remains the only overall winner for the automaker at Le Mans, and it did so by beating powerhouses like Ferrari at their own game -- on a much lower budget. Quite frankly, that's why it's ..
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  • The original owner of the very first 1995 McLaren F1 in the United States has parted with his incredible supercar for $15.62 million at Bonhams auction on Friday. That is the most anyone has ever paid for a McLaren with the previous record belonging to a 1998 F1 LM-Specification that sold for $13.75 million in Monterey in 2015.The one that just sold is Chassis 044 and it’s one of seven F1s that have been converted and federalized for legal street use in the US. The conversion bits have since been removed, but they were included in the auction.It’s in fantastic condition and has been meticulously maintained with the most recent service record being just a month old. All service has been documented since it was new and the car has 9,600 miles on the clock. According to the first owner, half of the miles on the car are from a European road trip he took right after he bought it.This beautiful machine is powered by a 627 horsepower BMW-sourced 6.1-liter V-12 which famously gives the car ..

    First McLaren F1 in the U.S. Sells for $15.62 Million

    The original owner of the very first 1995 McLaren F1 in the United States has parted with his incredible supercar for $15.62 million at Bonhams auction on Friday. That is the most anyone has ever paid for a McLaren with the previous record belonging to a 1998 F1 LM-Specification that sold for $13.75 million in Monterey in 2015.The one that just sold is Chassis 044 and it’s one of seven F1s that have been converted and federalized for legal street use in the US. The conversion bits have since been removed, but they were included in the auction.It’s in fantastic condition and has been meticulously maintained with the most recent service record being just a month old. All service has been documented since it was new and the car has 9,600 miles on the clock. According to the first owner, half of the miles on the car are from a European road trip he took right after he bought it.This beautiful machine is powered by a 627 horsepower BMW-sourced 6.1-liter V-12 which famously gives the car ..
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