Porsche Type 964 911 Speedster + Pontiac Firebird - Auction Action 449

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1994 Porsche Type 964 911 Speedster

Sold: A$169,983
RM Sothebys

One of only 427 964 Speedsters produced for the US market and powered by Porsche’s legendary flat six engine. Finished in GP white It has had two owners since 2003 and its odometer is showing 40,900 miles since new. A new rag top was recently fitted. All its factory stickers remain in place, including the option code sticker under the boot hood and it sold with its original handbook, jack and tools.

 

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88

Sold: A$3.24M
Mecum

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Another significant set of wheels on offer at Mecums was the only 1967 Tuxedo Black L88 convertible made. A multiple award winner and a Bloomington Gold certificate holder in 1984 it sold with its original title. It was originally successfully raced by Tony DeLorenzo Jr. after Corvette Godfather Zora Arkus-Duntov, waved his magic wand over it.

 

1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible

Sold: A$214,200
Mecum

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Imagine finding serial number 001 of a production car. Richard Rawlings host of Discovery Channel’s Fast N Loud show unearthed the first two production 1967 Firebirds in a garage. Fully restored it sold with the cowl plate embossed "Show 1," designating it for show purposes, and on the VIN plate, plus a a copy of the factory build sheet.

 

1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk

Sold: A$28,392
Hemmings

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Built from 1962 to 1964, this is one of the last GT Hawks to roll out of the Indiana factory in 1963. A combination of European and American designs with an elegant interior the Hawk was the last car made by Studebaker and this is one of just 4634 made in 1963. Its 289ci V8 and Flightomatic auto have travelled a mere 75,324 miles from new and were refurbished in 2010.

 

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Subaru SVX

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Subaru’s second sports coupe, the SVX, was penned by Giugiaro and produced in one generation from 1991 to 1996. The Japanese brand’s first attempt at a luxury/performance car, was powered by a 3.3 litre horizontally opposed six with an auto gearbox and variable torque distribution all-wheel drive. It’s unusual window-within-a-window design was its hallmark. If rarity is a valuable commodity the SVX will one day fly in price as only 249 came here. New they were $73,000.

 

From Unique Cars #449, February 2021

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