Monterey Car Week may be over, but it doesn’t mean automotive auctions this year will stop. You just need to know where to look and that’s where we come in. If it’s a race car, buyers are after, Gooding & Company happens to have a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK in exceptional condition
Going by the listing, lot number 137 seems to be part of the Pebble Beach Auctions. As of this writing, there is no indication of it being sold. So, if you have $4,500,000 on hand, this roadster should still be available for purchase.
Chassis number 718-024 is a fine machine and is one of 34 in existence and it comes with boasts Wendler coachwork. The 1959 Porsche 718 RSK is the German carmaker’s follow-up to its 550 A race car. Improvements and innovations this model packs over its predecessor are numerous.
However, the most obvious changes are in the aerodynamics of its body. Its new brakes, suspension, and power produced results on the tracks. This 1959 Porsche 718 RSK flaunts a “Lucybelle III” livery in a base coat of white and the number 37 on the roundels.
According to Gooding & Company, its accomplishments include “winning its class and finishing on the podium at the 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Targa Florio.” Meanwhile, a 1-2-3 finish at the 1959 Targa Florio made it a household name among racing fans.
The 1959 Porsche 718 RSK is packing a 1.5-liter DOHC air-cooled flat 4-cylinder engine with twin Weber 46 IDA3 carburetors. Output is 160 bhp at 7,800 rpm. This is an opportunity of a lifetime and collectors should not miss out on this excellent example.Discover More
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