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  • Oldest Porsche Sports Car Could Fetch Millions in Auction

    first_img Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall Stay on target If you’re looking for a classic ride, a rare 1939 Porsche Type 64 sports car will soon hit the auction block at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, and it is expected to fetch a historic price of $20 million or more.According to an RM Sotheby’s tweet, it’s the only surviving automobile of its kind and the “oldest car to wear the Porsche name.” Hypebeast noted that only three examples of the Type 64 were assembled between 1939 and 1940 for the Berlin-Rome endurance race, however, due to World War II, Professor Ferdinand Porsche’s car dreams didn’t quite come to life yet. The historic vehicle that will be auctioned off is the third Type 64 of the three built, and the only one remaining out of the group.#COMINGSOON to #RMMonterey. 11.05.2019 pic.twitter.com/OLKfugextM— RM Sotheby’s (@rmsothebys) May 10, 2019The No. 3 Type 64, which has its original air-cooled 32 bhp flat-four engine and hasa a gorgeous silver hue, comes with collectibles, a list of spare parts, and a catalogue of documentation and photographs. It was  previously owned by Dr. Thomas Gruber of Vienna, an avid vintage racing car enthusiast, global Porsche specialist, and author of the Carrera RS book. It’s now in the care of its fourth owner, who acquired it more than a decade ago and remains anonymous, according to RM Sotheby’s.#NEWS: The only surviving 1939 #Porsche Type 64. The oldest car to wear the Porsche name. The most historically significant Porsche extant. Coming to #RMMonterey this summer! Learn more: https://t.co/SyiUCfH8uI pic.twitter.com/IzPn8PEDTI— RM Sotheby’s (@rmsothebys) May 11, 2019“We’ve had the honor of presenting some of the most significant cars in the history of numerous top marques at Monterey, and the Type 64 now stands among them. The Type 64 helped define what a sports car is today, and it carries many of traits we’ve seen throughout seven decades of Porsche production and still see in some of the marque’s most sought-after contemporary models,” Gord Duff, global head of auctions at RM Sotheby’s, said in a press statement. “We’re grateful to have been entrusted by the owner with this important piece of automotive, engineering, and world history and we look forward to sharing it with the collector car hobby this summer.”More on Geek.com:Rare Apple-1 Computer Goes Up for Auction, Could Fetch Up to $650,000Instruction Manual Used for Apollo 11 Moon Landing Is Up for AuctionPigeon Known as ‘Lionel Messi’ of Racing Birds Sells for $1.4 Millionlast_img read more