A brand new season of Porsche Top 5 is upon us and we are just about as excited as a Porschephile would be. The season-opener of the YouTube series covers the top 5 most expensive Porsches ever sold, presented by Ted Gushue – former Editorial Director of Petrolicious and an expert on rare and exclusive cars. Gushue introduces the five exclusive Porsche models that have achieved record values at auctions in front of Castle Solitude in Stuttgart. On the fifth spot is a genuine sports car legend: Porsche 917/30 Spyder. Dressed in the famous blue and yellow livery and unmistakable “Die Hard” logo, the coveted racing car fetched $3 million at an auction.
Number four is the tiny Porsche 550 A Spyder, that was the first Porsche to be purpose-built only for racing. Despite the small 1.5-liter engine, the racing car won many races while competing against many powerful cars. It was auctioned for $5.17 million. Next is the famous Porsche GT1 Strassenversion from 1998, a road-legal homologation special built on the Le Mans winner. On the second spot is the Porsche 956 from 1982 that changed hands for more than $10 million in 2015. Without any surprises, topping the list is the Porsche 917 K in Gulf livery. The particular car is none other than the Porsche race car driven by Jo Siffert in Steve McQueen’s film, “Le Mans”, in 1971. It was the first ever overall Le Mans winner in 1970, earning a special place in the German automaker’s history books. It was sold for a record-breaking $14 million.