Coming up for Amelia Island Auction: Porsche 908/3 004
The auction catalog isn’t complete yet, but RM is starting to tease the headliners for their upcoming auction at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Among the lots is this Porsche 908/3 chassis 004. Unlike her more famous sisters that dominated the 1970 and 1971 sportscar season, chassis 4 doesn’t have an exhaustive race history. Would I rather have Redman and Siffert’s Targa winning #12 in my garage? Sure. (Call me, Jerry). Am I going to quibble about it when this one looks so heartstoppingly gorgeous in the Gulf colors and looking ready for the Targa? Hell no.
I’m sure that this is one lot I’ll be revisiting as the auction approaches. I’ve been flabbergasted by the prices that the racing Porsches are bringing in lately and this little sex machine is likely to continue that trend.
More photos on RM’s Lot Detail page. Hat tip to Swiss Stash for pointing this one out.
Update: This beauty commanded a high bid of $1,300,000 but didn’t sell.
There should be no flabbergasting whatsoever about prices that racing Porsches now command at auction. They were built in low numbers (scarcity). They won many races (street cred) and set design milestones (innovation) in lightness and endurance. Their time has finally come!
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