1-Of-17 Porsche 911 Turbo Sells For $1.26 Million At Auction

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Someone paid an awful lot of money for an awful lot of car.

A Porsche 911 Turbo has sold for an astounding $1,265,000 on Bring a Trailer.

While BaT has long been known as a tough place to get a deal, this 911 Turbo makes a strong argument for its sale price. For one, it's the opposite of the 600,000-mile 996 911 Turbo we covered earlier in the month, with just 8,700 miles on the clock.

This isn't just any clean 964, however. These "Package" cars are scarce. The auction site claims just 17 were made, this being one of them. As far as rarity is concerned, that places this Turbo well into Carrera RS territory.

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For the 1994 model year, Porsche made a special Turbo S model, which used the brand's own "X88" engine modifications. That means a bigger turbo, larger intercooler, higher flow injectors, an uprated cam, and a new exhaust, all of which were inspired by Porsche IMSA racers of the time.

The result bumped the Turbo's output from 355 horsepower to 380 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. As such, outputs for this Turbo are now near what a modern 911 Carrera makes.

Less than 100 of these Turbo S cars made it to America. Some 39 were flat-nose 911s, but after some negotiating from dealers, Porsche did 17 "regular" S models.

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Even back then, Porsche Exclusive would trick out your 911, which is precisely what makes this car so rare. Each of the 17 had 959-ish fender vents, uber-cool three-piece 18-inch wheels, a different front splitter, and the ever-present Whale Tail.

Predictably, this one was immaculate, given its age. Loads of recent work was done to keep the car that way, including rebuilding much of the car's gauges.

In case you wanted to do the math on what an insane investment this car was, the original 1994 window sticker states the car retailed for $126,360. Adjusted for inflation, that's $254,094.44. This 911 is worth roughly five times what it was the day it left the dealer.

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