Porsche restorer Bruce Canepa has done the world a philanthropic deed by restoring this delicious Gulf Porsche 917 back to its glorious original state.
Now, it’s time to sell the Gulf Porsche 917, for an eye-watering $20 million plus.
Canepa has not disclosed the full amount of the asking price, just that it surpasses the last one sold, which changed hands for a stout $20 million. It’s a justified price tag, too, as the Porsche 917 was a legend of endurance racing from the late 1960s through the early 1970s. Plus, Canepa claims that this is the most accurate example in existence.
The Gulf Porsche 917 had a mid-mounted 5.0 liter flat-12, pumping out 630 peak horsepower. This specific example was the first ever to finish a race: the 1969 Nurburgring 1,000 km. Other examples of the car went on to even greater heights, nabbing Porsche its first overall win of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970, and again in 1971.
Reportedly, a mere dozen John Wyer-Gulf Porsche 917 cars were produced. This being the most accurate example, even a price as high as $30 million couldn’t come close to approximating its true historical value; it’s simply priceless.