First Porsche to win endurance race sold by auction

First Porsche to win endurance race sold by auction

A new record was set by the Porsche 907 Longtail that was the company's first 24-hour endurance winner at Daytona in 1968. At an auction that took place on 7th March in Florida, the car set a record by becoming the most expensive 907 in the world after being sold for $3.6 million.

As well as that first win at Daytona, the 907 entered the Le Mans 24-hour race four times and was a class winner in 1971. The iconic sports car, which holds an impressive array of awards, was sold - after some strong bidding - still wearing the original livery from the historic 1968 race meeting when Porsche came first, second and third. The win that year was the company's first of many endurance race wins.

Porsche holds the record for the most outright wins at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans.

As well as the 907 Longtail, a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK - one of just 35 models considered to be the most beautiful Spyders ever built - was auctioned. The vehicle was described as "one of the most correct and original RSKs in existence" and was sold for an incredible $3.3 million.