It wasn't that long ago that a record was set for the highest price ever paid for a Porsche at auction during the Gooding and Co auction on Amelia Island. This past weekend in Monterey, that record was smashed! Among a number of historic and significant racing Porsches, the 1972 Porsche L&M 917/10 Spyder stood apart. Billed as the "world's most recognized Porsche 917" this particular Porsche was driven by both Mark Donohue and George Follmer taking 1st at 5 of 9 races in the 1972 Can-Am series.
As the car that earned Porsche their first Can-Am Championship, this Porsche 917 sold for $5,500,000. If you can't see the video below simply jump to 1972 Porsche 917/10 Sells for $5,500,000 to view it directly on the PorschePurist web-site.
1974 Porsche 911 RSR IROC sells for $875,000
1987 Porsche 962 sells for $825,000
1977 Porsche 935 Deperado sells for $545,000
Check out the Mecum site for complete auction results and more details on each of the Porsche's above.
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