Unique Porsche with a motor from the “Beetle” will be sold at auction for $ 4 million (photo)
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In total, only six single-seat Porsche 718 RSK sports cars were produced. This car has won races in Belgium and the Congo.
A 1959 Porsche 718 RSK was auctioned by Mecum in the USA. The vintage sports car is expected to fetch about $4 million. The details of the car were revealed on the official website of the auction house.
Porsche 718 RSK is now very much appreciated by collectors, because it is one of the earliest racing models of the German brand . Only 34 of these cars were produced, but only six of them were single-seaters, and this Porsche is one of them.
The Porsche 718 RSK sports car is equipped with a small 1.6-liter boxer engine from the Beetle Beetle with an increase to 150 hp. with. power. This is not that much even by the standards of the 50s, but since the weight of a car with an aluminum body is only 570 kg, it is capable of reaching 250 km/h.
The car was built for the Belgian racing driver Christian Gutals. Driving a Porsche, he won several mountain race victories in Belgium, as well as the Leopoldville Grand Prix in the Congo.
In 1964, Porsche changed ownership and moved to the USA. The car has been completely restored and looks great. Moreover, now he is actively participating in various retro rallies – in recent years he has entered 100 such races.