And you can own it.
There's a seemingly endless amount of old examples of the Porsche 911 out there for sale, but only a select few are serious standouts. Some were built in ultra-limited numbers. Others were made for racing, while some had famous owners. This is one checks off all three boxes.
What you're looking at is a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC, just one of 15 examples built. Its first owner was Roger Penske and raced during that time period by Formula 1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi. It received a complete restoration in 2010 to its original specification. But before that, it had a hell of a racing career. Fittipaldi drove it to qualify in pole position for the International Race of Champions in '74.
The car was eventually sold to private racer John Tunstall who raced in the 24 Hours of Daytona and Sebring 12 Hour. And then Tunstall sold it to Pablo Escobar, the famous and feared drug kingpin. He took his new Porsche to Colombia where he raced it with 935 bodywork. The car ended up back in the US in the early '90s and converted back to its original bodywork.
Like every IROC RSR, this one boasts a set of wide five-lug Fuchs alloy wheels, a 3.0-liter "high-butterfly" air-cooled flat-six, and a manual gearbox. The listing says this particular example has been refinished in its original Sahara Beige hue along with manufacturer and sponsor decals.
The '74 IROCs all had enhanced exterior features like a large rear spoiler, matte black headlight covers, quick-release hood catches, and an external fire extinguisher switch. The stripped-out interior has bucket seats and period-correct Repa harnesses. There isn't any exterior body damage or rust, though there are a few minor scratches. Of special note is the interior's age-related light patina on a few trim pieces. Not surprisingly, it's won a few Concours awards over the years.
Listed on Collecting Cars, the highest bid, as of this writing, is $850,000. Interestingly, this exact car was listed for sale at another auction house last March for $2.2 million. This latest auction is scheduled to end early this Friday morning, so it's entirely possible the bidding could reach the $1 million mark by then.