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Gooding consigns prominent Works Porsches for Pebble Beach

Gooding & Co. has pulled out all the stops for its Pebble Beach auction this year, consigning no fewer than three Works racing Porsches, alongside numerous other desirables from Stuttgart…

Spearheading the sale is a 1960 Porsche 718 RS 60 (chassis 718-044) campaigned by the factory team at Le Mans, Sebring, the Nürburgring, and the Targa Florio, and driven by the likes of Sir Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Jo Bonnier, Edgar Barth, and Hans Herrmann. It’s estimated to fetch $5.5m - $7m when it crosses the block in California, and forms part of an impressive private collection consigned by Gooding that also includes a Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight (estimate: $900,000 - $1.1m), a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR ($900,000 - $1.1m) and a 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR (estimate: $700,000 - $900,000), the latter complete with a matching transporter.

Spoilt for choice

Two further Porsche factory racing machines have been consigned from outside the collection: a 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS ($2.25m - $2.75m) whose competition history includes second-place finishes at the Targa Florio and Monte Carlo Rally (it also competed at the Le Mans 24Hrs, the Nürburgring 1,000km and the Tour de France), and a 1967 Porsche 906E ($1.6m - $2m) that came 7th overall at the 12 Hours of Sebring in April that year. The current lotlist for Gooding & Company’s 2015 Pebble Beach sale, taking place on the 15 & 16 August at the Equestrian Center, can be found in the Classic Driver Market.

Photos: Mathieu Heurtault, all images copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company