Stunning Le Mans Porsches Up For Grabs At Pebble Beach

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You need to be a mega-millionaire to buy one, however.

Pebble Beach 2022 is fast approaching, and it has to be quite remarkable to one-up last year. McLaren celebrated a decade of doing business in the States, but the big news was the introduction of Lotus' final internal combustion model, the Emira.

The new model announcements for this year are scarce. We know a facelifted Lamborghini Urus is coming, and that's it...

But Pebble Beach has never been about the newest hardware. One visits the grounds to get up close and personal with machines you'd otherwise never get to see, let alone drive.

As we get closer to the event, auction houses will start revealing what they have on offer. Gooding and Company is the first out of the blocks this year, displaying an excellent selection of Porsches.

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1959 Porsche 718 RSK

According to Gooding and Company, it has sold at least four 718 RSKs before. This model served as the inspiration for the nomenclature currently pasted to the rear of the Boxster.

This particular example belonged to Le Mans winner Ed Hughes. He used it to compete in the 1959 Le Mans and then sold it to Don Ives, also a racing driver. The car was imported to the USA, where it competed in Pikes Peak.

Porsche only built 34 units of this lightweight drop-top, and it's expected to sell for between $4.5 to $5.5 million.

1969 Porsche 908/02

The 908/02 exists thanks to the Ford GT40. After Shelby-American won the 1966 and 1967 Le Mans with a 7.0-liter GT40, the FIA started limiting the displacement in categories.

The 908's category was reduced to a maximum of 3.0-liters, and Porsche used a naturally aspirated flat-six. It only produced 270 horsepower, but the car was still competitive thanks to a 1,323-pound gross weight.

In 2018 a similar 908 went under the hammer and was expected to sell for $2.8 million. Gooding and Company expect this model to sell for between $4 to $6 million.

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2007 Porsche RS Spyder Evo

The RS Spyder Evo is the most modern of the lot, but no less special. It's one of only 17 built to race in the LMP2 class at Le Mans, and was a successor to the famous Porsche 911 GT1.

It's equipped with a 3.4-liter V8 engine producing 478 hp. While it's less powerful than the 2008 model (503 hp) it is rarer. Only two were built in 2007.

These are just the Le Mans racers on offer. Gooding and Company will also be selling a '77 934, 1996 993 GT2R, a '73 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight, and a 1992 964 Carrera 2.

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