Legendary 1969 Porsche 908/02 Spyder to Star at Upcoming Porsche Auction

Mar 25, 2024 2 min read
Legendary 1969 Porsche 908/02 Spyder to Star at Upcoming Porsche Auction

A remarkable 1969 Porsche 908/02 Langheck Flunder Spyder, with an estimable racing pedigree, is set for auction, expected to fetch between $4.75M and $5.75M.

In an extraordinary event for automotive enthusiasts and collectors, the 1969 Porsche 908/02 Langheck Flunder Spyder, chassis number 908/02-005, is poised to make a grand appearance at the Porsche Auction, a collaboration with Air|Water. This iconic racing car, valued between $4,750,000 and $5,750,000, is a treasured piece of Porsche’s motorsport history, revered by fans and historians alike.

The 908/02 Spyder boasts an exceptional record in the world of endurance racing, having been steered by some of the most illustrious drivers Porsche has ever known, including Vic Elford, Richard Attwood, Dr. Helmut Marko, Gérard Larrousse, and Rudi Lins. It gallantly competed against the formidable five-liter 917s under the Martini International Racing Team banner. Notably, its relentless performance secured a 3rd place overall finish at the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours, clinching a class win and the Index of Performance, contributing to a historic 1-2-3 victory for Porsche.

Throughout its active competition years, this Spyder left its mark on numerous premier World Championship events, including the Sebring 12 Hours, Nürburgring 1000 Kms, Spa 1000 Kms, and BOAC 1000 Kms, among others. Adding to its legendary status, the 908/02 also graced the silver screen in Steve McQueen's cinematic masterpiece, "Le Mans," further solidifying its legacy within popular culture.

With a meticulously documented ownership trail, this iconic vehicle has been part of a significant Porsche race car collection for the past decade. Its offering at auction represents a unique opportunity for collectors to own a cornerstone of Porsche’s illustrious endurance racing heritage.

The forthcoming auction promises to be a monumental occasion, highlighting not just the 908/02-005, but celebrating the enduring legacy and engineering prowess of Porsche in the golden age of motorsport. As anticipation builds, the automotive world awaits the chance to see who will become the next custodian of this remarkable piece of racing history.

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