Between 2013 and 2020, Porsche built a startling 1,410 examples of the 991-generation 911 GT3 Cup car. From the 2021 season, its place in the Porsche Cup series around the world will be taken by the all-new 911 GT3 Cup based on the latest 992-generation of the 911. As shown in our gallery, it is currently going through the final tests before the car is shipped to customers ahead of the new season.
To mark the occasion, we have taken a detailed look at the very first Porsche built for a one-make series; the 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 IROC. It was developed towards the end of the 1973 season for Roger Penske's International Race of Champions. Held over four rounds in late 1973 and early 1974, the lucrative championship featured some of the world's best drivers. The fifteen cars used in the series were built specifically for the IROC and were the first three-litre 911s sold to a customer and also the first to be fitted with the legendary 'Whaletail' engine cover. Our feature car was raced originally by Peter Revson, Gordy Johncock and George Follmer in the IROC series and later by Elliott Forbes-Robinson in IMSA.
Gooding have revealed two further high-end consignments for their upcoming Scottsdale Auctions. The earliest of the duo is this beautifully patinated Bugatti Type 37. Originally delivered to the south of France, it has been in ownership of the same family since 1958. It is estimated to find a new owner for the first time for over six decades for $650,000 - $850,000.
Rarer still is this Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone Cabriolet. One of two built, it was shown at Pebble Beach when new and later also owned by Grand Prix racer Innes Ireland. Beautifully restored, chassis LML/506 should sell for over $1 million.

Enjoy the links:

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone Cabriolet (LML/506)

1926 Bugatti Type 37 (37227)

2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 IROC