Behold: the 1968 Porsche 911 Soft Window Targa.
A variant of the canvas-topped model introduced the previous year but kitted out with a stainless steel clad roll bar compliant with US safety regulations, this rare short wheelbase version was one of the last made.
Well preserved in its original Sand Beige paint with just 124,000km on the clock, it was sold last month for just under €75,000.
Behold: the 1978 Porsche 911 gProgramm Coupe – an ‘outlaw’ 911 made by bespoke Long Island G-body 911 modifiers gProgramm.
Nicknamed ‘Mercy’, the already perky 320bhp, 3.4l original has been tweaked and upgraded in almost every way, from the slate grey custom paint to brakes, lights, springs, wheels and tyres.
They kept the tartan interior.
Yours (with just 11,250km on the clock since customisation) for €200,000-€240,000.
Behold: the 1964 Porsche 911 (originally launched as the 901 until Peugeot enforced its ownership of that designation) – the fourth production model ever to wear the 911 badge.
Fully restored after passing through the hands of three owners in the last 55 years (one of whom configured the car for racing), this rare piece of Porsche history is up for auction at Sothebys today for between €600,000 and €800,000.
Behold: the Gemballa GTR 8XX Evo-R Biturbo Coupe – an elaborately streamlined, super-tuned 911 from authorised Porsche-tweakers, Gemballa.
This 818bhp, 3.8 litre flat six will accelerate to 100km/h in a hypercar-bothering 2.38 seconds, reaching 200km/h just over five seconds later.
Price yet to be announced.
Behold: the 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet – the all-wheel drive 4S version of which accelerates to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds, powered by a 443bhp rear mounted flat six engine. For the full hairplug-bothering, flies-in-the-veneers experience, the hydraulic canvass roof retracts in 12 seconds at speeds up to 50km’h.
Yours in late 2019 for between €98,000 and €173,000 depending on variant.
A rare and rorty 1973 Porsche 911S – fully factory optioned, completely restored and with an engine overbored at some point in its history from 2.4 to 2.7 litres.
Yours for a mere €295,000 (plus shipping).
Behold: the progenitor of the iconic Porsche 911.
This 1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet prototype is the only drop-top version of 13 pre-production vehicles made and one of only two still in existence. This very chassis was used as a working model for the 1967 Porsche 911 Targa.
A uniquely rare piece of automotive history and yours for €900,000, at the very least.