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Barn find Porsche 911 Carrera RSR sells for $3 million

By Ryan Lewis, 31 May 2017 News

1993 Porsche 911 RSR at Villa Erba wide nw

Mammoth auction price for 10km-old 911 shows no end in sight for Porsche boom

ONE of the rarest and most desirable Porsche 911s to ever pass through an auction house was sold over the weekend for a monumental $3.02 million (€2.02 million).

The 1993 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RSR 3.8 is one of 51 ever built, and one of only two to be sold new with a fully trimmed interior, as opposed to the typically stripped down RSRs that were built to race.

What’s more, this example has travelled just 10kms since new and still wears a layer of rust-preventative film called Cosmoline - just as it was when delivered by the factory to its previous owner.

The Polar Silver Porsche attracted huge attention prior to its sale at RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba auction on Saturday, where it went under the hammer alongside a number of other high profile lots.

A Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder sold for $2.18 million with an impressive 11,000km on its odometer, showing that not all hypercar owners are unwilling to drive them.

Notable Ferraris at the event included a 1990 Ferrari F40 which sold for $1.60 million, only a little more than half the price of the 911 RSR.

Meanwhile a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso and 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS sold for $2.14 million and $2.69 million respectively.

Two vintage cars from the 1930s were the most expensive to sell. A 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Prototype fetched $4.53 million and a 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS cleared at $5.04 million.

Interestingly, Sotheby’s also auctioned off a Porsche 911 R for the relatively meagre sum of $537,100 (€358,400), suggesting the market for those is a fair way short of the $899,000 being asked by one Sydney exotic car specialist.