Sell Your Soul and Get an Ultra-Rare Porsche 908K

Some fiberglass bodies are more precious than others.

RM AuctionsRobin Adams

The 908 series caused a lot of headaches at Zuffenhausen. It was developed from the 907, so Porsche could have the largest engine the FIA allowed: a 3.0 flat-eight instead of a 2.2, producing 350 horsepower instead of just 270. The new race car started out as a coupe in 1968 (908/1), lost it roof for the following season (908/2), and then became even lighter and shorter for 1970.

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The 908/3 finally had the edge on certain tracks.

But because those seventies cars were more successful, Porsche rarely talks about the 908K, otherwise known as the Kurzheck, or Short Tail. Chassis number 908-010 and 908-011 were introduced by Porsche System Engineering as a Works entry at the 1968 Spa 1000 KM race.

The car in question here, 010, was entered at Spa as well, where it was driven by Vic Elford and Jochen Neerpasch. As usual, the Belgian track was wet that weekend, and 010 was retired after losing its grip. Porsche never raced it again, and 010 was sold to a Swiss collector, who kept it in storage for more than two decades.

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It was brought to the U.S. in the early nineties by Dale Mirrer, who sold it to Bill Ferren. The prototype was then restored by John Corsen, and the 908K made its vintage racing debut at the 2004 Rennsport Reunion at Daytona. Now, RM Sotheby's will offer it as , ready for its next vintage racing event.

If you can't wait until Monterey, or simply can't afford a prototype, RM Sotheby's will also have a bunch of rare Porsche 964s for sale, . And yes. We know that there's no such thing as a cheap Porsche anymore.

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