Vintage Corner: Porsche 911 STR

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Following the close of bidding for Gooding & Company’s first Geared Online auction (Aug. 3-7), a very rare Porsche factory rally model, a 1971 911 ST, remained available. It has an asking price of $775,000, (the pre-sale estimate was $950k-$1.25m.) This 911 is one of five built for the African Safari Rally, one of the world’s most difficult races.

Vintage Corner: Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe

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The style of the Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe remains one of the most elegant in the Bentley catalogue. It’s also a rarity, with just 65 out of 125 built having the left-hand drive configuration. The body style was later also offered as a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III model.

Vintage Corner: Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

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In 1964, Porsche introduced the 904 Carrera GTS for competition. It was a more focused track machine with an eye on FIA GT racing, and had immediate racing success. This model put Porsche on an endurance racing path that would culminate with its first Le Mans overall wins with the astounding 917 racers in 1970 and 1971.

Vintage Corner: Lamborghini Jalpa

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The Lamborghini Jalpa revamped the basic Urraco platform, keeping the Silhouette’s two-seat, targa-roof layout. Originally priced at $60,000 in 1980, one sold at RM Sotheby’s Palm Beach online auction for $99,000. With just 410 made and 100 sent to the U.S., it’s not something you normally see at a Cars and Coffee.

Vintage Corner: 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera

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A Porsche enthusiast picked up a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera that has been beautifully preserved at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction. It only has 41,000-miles, is painted in Guards Red and sold for $137,200. This version of the 911 Carrera was a critical link in the 911’s evolution that contributed to the model’s ongoing success.