Posted on: Mar 11, 2012
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1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Auctioned at Amelia for $3.6 Million

Millions of dollars’ worth of Porsches were sold over the past weekend at the Gooding and Co. auction at Amelia Island.
Gooding and Co.'s latest auction at Amelia Island in Florida saw plenty of Porsches sold off for big money. The big story of the weekend was the sale of a 1955 Porsche 550/1500 Spyder. The gorgeous open-top model, in addition to being extremely rare, was the same kind of sports car made infamous when beloved American actor James Dean crashed one back in 1955. The Porsche 550 was sold for a final price of $3.685 million, though that pales in comparison to the top selling Porsche at the auction.
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A 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder was sold for an incredible $4.4 million. The auction house says of their latest sale that eleven auction records were broken during the duration of the event for Porsche pricing. The 917/30 Can-Am Spyder broke two records, first for being the most expensive 917 ever and second for being the most expensive Porsche ever.

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