I'm a big fan of Amethist Metallic. My 968 Cab is presented in this color along with matching top. I've only ever seen one other Porsche in this color. An early 90's 911. It must be a fairly rare color as it took the local Stealer several weeks to get the touch-up paint I wanted...whilst having plenty of the Guards Red, Silver, Black and the Blues. I like rare and unusual. You hardly ever 'see yourself ' coming the other way! Whatever color: I like 'em! Happy Motoring
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While not part of the auction mentioned in the article, my favorite homologation specials of all time would have to be Porsche’s 911 GT-1/98 and Toyota’s GT-One. Both used “creative interpretation” of the rules to arrive at their design solutions and both discovered that not 100, not 50, not 25, but just one, ridiculous road going example had to be built for homologation. Ferrari’s 250 LM has to earn an honorable mention here too simply for the size of Enzo’s cojones. Craziest Homologation Story honors though have to go to the Dauer 962 Le Mans. Dauer 962 Le Mans’ started life as retired Porsche 962 Group C race cars. The old nags were then lightly civilized and put out to pasture as road legal super cars. After a rules change at Le Mans favored “production” cars, Dauer - with a little help from his friends.....at Porsche - converted 962 Le Mans road cars back into their (mostly) Group C configuration and raced them as GT cars, winning Le Mans outright in 1994 and proving once again you can teach an old race car new tricks!
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