One Of Four 1959 Porsche 718 RSK With Center Seat Is Selling At Mecum Kissimmee

Dec 6, 2022 2 min read
One Of Four 1959 Porsche 718 RSK With Center Seat Is Selling At Mecum Kissimmee

This Porsche 718 RSK is equipped with rare options.

Only 34 examples of the 718 were built between the years of 1957 and 1959, and of the only 34 built, it’s reported that a dismal 6 of those were built with a center seat. All 718 models used the same tubular space frame; the 718 was known as a rigid car with minimal extra weight. Porsche was locked in on making more effective race cars that could dominate at important events like Le Mans, and the 718 was an important part of that. Chassis number 718-028 is a race and show winning example that will be the highlight of your collection.

Porsche’s 718 RSK Spyder was first debuted in 1957 and it was capable of taking down the competition of the time. This exact 718 RSK was built in April 1958 and delivered new with the rare center seat layout to Christian Goethals of Belgium, a notable privateer racer. After years of circuit racing, the car was acquired by a new owner who then restored it for vintage racing, where it was driven in more than 100 events.

In 2009, it was displayed at the annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and it currently retains most of the original Wendler alloy bodywork. Rebuilt by Porsche 4-cam expert Bill Doyle at California’s Rennwagen Motor Company, the car is powered by a twin-Weber carbureted type 547/3 engine (No. 90220). The car comes with thorough documentation of its history, and you can add it to your historic racing collection. See it here.

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