Following the announcement that it would be facilitating the spring clean of WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum’s exquisite collection of modern Porsches, Gooding & Company has revealed three examples of the Stuttgart marque’s most significant and successful racing models that are due to cross the block in Amelia Island on 8 March. They’re led by a late-production 935. One of just seven built by the factory in 1979, the car ordered by LA Times publisher Otis Chandler in the same ‘Vintage Racing Blue’ as his ex-Penske 917/30. Benefitting from a sympathetic restoration by its most recent owner, a noted Porsche collector, the car is estimated to fetch 2.55–3m US dollars.
Secondly, there’s a Kremer-built 962C that completed the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, finishing fourth overall in 1987 and eighth overall in 1988. It’s resplendent in the iconic colours of the legendary privateer racing team Leyton House and has an attached pre-sale estimate of 1–1.25m dollars. Completing the trio is a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight, one of just 200 built to Lightweight specifications and with just four owners from new. Boasting a concours-standard restoration back to its factory white-and-green spec, its estimate is just shy of the 962’s at 1–1.2m dollars. You can find the catalogue for Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island sale listed in the Classic Driver Market.
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