Top Collector Cars Sold at Auction in 2018

Robin Adams ©2018 Courtesy RM Sotheby’sRobin Adams ©2018 Courtesy RM Sotheby’s
10. 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar
Sale Price: $5,945,000
Auction: RM Sotheby’s, Porsche 70th Anniversary Sale
After famed Porsche driver Jacky Ickx fielded a team of three cars based on the 911 SC RS for the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally, Porsche debuted three purpose-built 959 cars for the 1985 event with a new chassis and Group B bodywork. This car, chassis 010015, was one of the 1985 Paris-Dakar entries — car #186 driven by 1984 winners Rene Metge and Dominique Lemoyne. Metge also won in 1981 and went on to win again in 1986, but the car was sidelined in 1985 with a ruptured oil line after winning two stages. This car did not race again after 1985 in Group B but attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2004–2006 where it was driven by Jacky Ickx and his daughter Vanina.

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