Is a real Porsche 911 R now worth $5.5 million? | Car Catcher

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What makes the 911 R so desirable? Besides the fact that only 20 production examples were ever built by Porsche, it’s one of the lightest 911 models ever produced, coming in at a little under 1800 pounds dry–Porsche even redesigned the taillight assemblies to save weight. The goal was to build the lightest, fastest 911 of the day. 

This 1968 Porsche 911 R–number 11899006R–is one of these models. As well, the car carries an extensive history of both road and rally racing in France, including the Tour de Corse, Lyon-Charbonnières–Stuttgart Solitude and the Course de Côte de Vuillafans.

Noted as retaining its “rare, numbers-matching magnesium-cased engine,” this Porsche underwent a full restoration that used NOS parts as much as possible.

What's this worth? Find this 1968 Porsche 911 R going across the block at RM Sotheby’s upcoming Monterey auction with an expected selling price of $4,500,000-$5,500,000.

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sir_mike New Reader
8/9/21 3:54 p.m.

Back in 1972 - 1973 one ran our autocross series.Quick car.Always liked the straps for the windows.Wonder where it is today??

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