This Rare Porsche 718 RSK Spyder Is Expected To Fetch Millions At Broad Arrow’s Amelia Island Auction

Jan 10, 2024 2 min read
This Rare Porsche 718 RSK Spyder Is Expected To Fetch Millions At Broad Arrow’s Amelia Island Auction

Your collection will never be the same!

In the world of classic sports cars, few vehicles carry the prestige and racing pedigree of the 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder. This particular model, with a storied history of competing in some of the most challenging races, including the Le Mans in 1959, has recently undergone a meticulous restoration, bringing it back to its former glory.

Originally delivered to American racer Ed Hugus, this 718 RSK Spyder became a familiar sight on U.S. tracks, participating in SCCA and USAC races throughout the early 1960s. Its crowning moment was at the 1962 Pikes Peak Automobile Hill Climb, showcasing its endurance and speed. The Spyder’s recent restoration by Rare Drive, Inc. has returned it to the iconic “Lucybelle III” Le Mans 1959 livery, honoring its historical significance.

What makes this restoration special is the preservation of its largely undisturbed chassis and the original Karosserie Wendler aluminum body. Under the hood, the engine has been expertly rebuilt by renowned Carrera four-cam specialists Karl Hloch and Peter Hofmann, ensuring that it remains as powerful and reliable as it was in its heyday.

This 718 RSK Spyder is not just a car; it's a piece of racing history. As one of just 24 customer 718 RSK Spyders ever made, its exceptional documentation adds to its value and rarity. In 2021, this Porsche showcased its timeless elegance and engineering excellence by winning an award at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and securing First in Class at the Audrain Concours d'Elegance.

Today, this beautifully restored 718 RSK Spyder is not just a showpiece; it's also eligible for high-level vintage racing and driving events, including the prestigious Le Mans Classic and the Colorado Grand. For collectors and racing enthusiasts, this Porsche represents a unique opportunity to own a vehicle that has not only made a mark in automotive history but also continues to turn heads on and off the track.

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