Even as Porsche was ramping up production of its rear-engine 356 road car in the early 1950s, the budding carmaker’s engineers were starting a roadmap to the marque’s mid-engine racecar future with the tiny but mighty 1953-1956 550 Spyder.
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.
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.
On Friday March 6, 2020, the 4th annual Werks Reunion Amelia Island will present an amazing array of rare classic Porsche automobiles and current models. The day includes judging, a corral of cars, viewings and events. Best of all, the PCA Werks Reunion is free for spectators to attend!
The Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction is always comfortable, casual, fun and yet classy. See which Ferrari’s and Porsche’s stood out to industry professionals this year.