As a huge 911 fan and owner of a '73 Carrera RS #492 and believing truly that CAR Magazine, who spent a year getting the survey together, found in a comp- rehensive month by month reduction in their starting list of the greatest CAR of all time. The result was the Porsche 911 and the greatest 911 of all time is the '73 Carrera RS 2.7. I agree BUT what made the Porsche BRAND was the wins on the track and the 917 and it's progeny the ruling class of race cars was the 917 30 CanAm car. The "problem" with 911's is there are so many important ones it is difficult to narrow it down to A SINGLE car? I like the RS but how about the 911R or ??
Not even close for the record for competition (race) cars at $16-$18M I'm sorry. The works Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 car from the 1950's sold for as I recollect about $34M so if the Porsche 917 LeMans car is to hold the record it needs to sell for about $35M. Great as the car is I don't think it will go for that money in these times even with the world overflowing with "printing press money" due I think to the uncertainty being created by the crazed thinking of the O'Biden Admin. and the meandering statements of the Fed's Powell. However if a cpl of the over the top "mega" billionaires, people with a $100BLN in assets, want it maybe the record is in jeopardy as the speculation about the Ferrari GTO at perhaps $50M+ in the cards, remember a less then top one sold for about $34 million a few years ago? Is a GTO a "competition" car? Of course it is without question one of the very greatest race cars! So my guess is there will be couple of mega-aires that want the "greatest" 917 and maybe the GOAT -- Greatest Of All Time racer and GO FOR IT! Then maybe 9 digits could be in the cards - how about over $100,000,000 for the GOAT! TClar88