7 Very Valuable Porsches
Take a peek at some of the most sought after Porsches in the world.
1. Porsche 356 Number 1
This one-of-a-kind hand-built 1948 Porsche convertible is so valuable it’s priceless — literally. The two-passenger roadster was the first Porsche to bear the family’s name. It was fitted with a modified Volkswagen 1.1-liter engine that made it capable of reaching 90 mph. This was the only 356/1 with an engine mounted in front of the rear axle; all subsequent 356’s had the engine in the rear as we’ve come to know as the norm from Porsche. The 356/1 resides in the Porsche Museum, Stuttgart.
2. Porsche 356 Carrera GT Speedster
151 Porsche 356 Carrera GT Speedsters were made from 1954 to 1959. In its racing years from 1958-1960, the GT Speedster could reach up to 125 mph, making it more powerful than its GS counterpart. This Carrera GT Speedster is valued at an average of $500,000 dollars, but they’ve sold for over $1 million a handful of times. Click here to read more about the GT Speedster’s engine specs and complete racing history.
3. Porsche 904 GTS
100 Porsche 904 GTS models were made in 1964, several of which went on to race in the United States in the late 60s, reaching up to 135 mph. The 904 GTS was unique in that it was the first Porsche made of fiberglass and, although primarily made for racing, was also built for street use with its headlights, windshield wipers, and spare tire in the trunk. Any guesses as to what the monetary value of this Porsche is today? If you guessed in excess of $1 million bucks, you’re right.
4. Porsche 550 Spyder
Valued in excess of $1.5 million dollars today, the Porsche 550 Spyder was Porsche’s first real shot at entering the racing world. The 550 Spyder could reach speeds of up to 130 mph, a characteristic that helped it win its class in various European endurance races in 1954. Only 90 units were built. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld sold his 1955 550 Spyder for a whopping $5,335,000 dollars earlier this year.
5. Porsche RSR/935
Only 100 units of the Porsche RSR/935 were built from 1974-1979, making this model valued at over $1 million dollars today. Capable of reaching up to 200 mph with its flat 6 turbo, this Porsche was the factory racing version of the 911 turbo and won several endurance races.
6. Porsche 917 K/L/PA/10/30
Before the Porsche RSR/935, there was the Porsche 917. The Porsche 917 racing car was known for its high-powered output and capability of reaching 230 mph on the track. Only 65 units were manufactured from 1969-1973, giving this racecar a price tag of $3.5 to $4 million dollars today.
7. Porsche 959
The Porsche 959 (1986-1993) was first manufactured as a Group B rally car and later mass produced as a street-legal 2-door coupe. It was considered the most technologically advanced supercar at the time, capable of reaching 195 mph with a supercharged engine. The 959 inspired Porsche to make all 911 Turbos, starting with the 993, have four-wheel drive. Today, the 959 is worth at least $500,000 with many having been sold north of that number.
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