1959 Porsche 718 RSK
Offered by Gooding & Company | Scottsdale, Arizona | January 19, 2013
The Porsche RSK-series of sports racing cars got its start in 1957 on the heels of the 550 Spyder program. They stuck with the mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout for this car, and some of the styling cues seem to have bee carried over from the 550 as well. The engine had more power: it was a 1.5-liter flat-four making 148 horsepower. The cars were nimble and quick, grabbing class wins all over the world. This was a privateer car all its racing life, and it’s race record includes the following:
- 1959 4 Hours of Alamar (Cuba) – 4th (with owner Roy Schechter)
- 1959 Nassau Speed Week, Nassau Trophy Race – 14th (with Schechter)
- 1960 12 Hours of Sebring – 2nd (with Schechter, Bob Holbert & Howard Fowler)
- 1960 Riverside Grand Prix – 3rd (with Schechter)
After Riverside, Schechter sold the car and it would become a fixture in a prominent Porsche collection for many years, until 1999. It was restored in 2006, but it is still one of the most correct and undamaged 718s you will likely find. It should sell for between $2,800,000-$3,200,000. Click here for more info and here for more from Gooding in Arizona.
Update: Sold $3,315,000.