Porsche has a history of creating cars that have been immortalized in legends that have kept generations after generations captivated. So there is no doubt that when it was declared that the upcoming RM Sotheby’s has an ultra rare 97’ Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution set for auction on May 14, it was evident that this car would be among the most sought after ones when the hammer eventually falls. As per a quick look back into the history of Porsche flagship models, it seems that the German supercar maker did not have a flagship in between the 959 and the Carrera GT, however there was a car that should be given that elusive Porsche flagship tag, sort of, and it was the street version homologation special that was based on the fabulously capable and successful racing car, the Porsche 911 GT1 and was called, Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution.
The car you see in these pictures was the mid-life version of the 911 GT1 before the 911 GT1-98 arrived and won the Le Mans in the same year. Adding to the uniqueness of this 97’ Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution set for auction on May 14 is the fact that it is one of the only fourteen 911 GT1’s that were owned by public, and this car with a chassis number GT1 993-117 has the honors of winning the Canadian GT Championship three years in a row and also happens to be the only Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution example which was registered for use on public roads ever. As per the data, this rare gem had only to private owners till date while it had gone under through restoration in UK recently.
It is expected that this thoroughbred car that had 600+ bhp on tap from a 3164cc air and water-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine 97’ Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution set for auction on May 14 at will fetch a final auction price in the range of $2.9 and $3.25 million owing largely to the fact that this is the first time ever when this particular example of a rare car has come up for auction. So if you have that kind of money lying around waiting to be spent, then you know where you need to be for this 97’ Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution set for auction on May 14.