RM Auctions' Paris sale has seen excellent results for an array of competition cars, with a 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype topping the 50-strong listing of classic motors.
The sale was held on February 5 to coincide with Retromobile - France's most prestigious classic car event. The Porsche, the third overall finisher in the iconic Porsche 1-2-3 at the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans, sold for $2.7m.
Classic Porsche models are riding high on the classic car market, with the HAGI P Index showing a gain of 1.3% in January.
A Porsche 904 Carrera GTS, raced by Dickie Stoop followed, selling at $1.7m.
Both cars were consigned from the Harburg Collection, a stable of important competition cars owned by Australian collector and race driver Peter Harburg.
The top lot from the Harburg Collection was a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, which sold for $4.9m to set a new world record for a D-Type at auction.
Also selling from the collection was a 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider, driven by Phil Hill and Carroll Shelby, which made $2.6m.