1982 Porsche 956 Le Mans winner to make $9m?

A 1982 Porsche 956 that secured victory at Le Mans in 1983 is to lead Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach sale on August 15-16.

The lot is expected to make $7m-9m.

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The Porsche 956 secured victory at the 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours

The auction house comments: "One of only ten works 956s, this Porsche is among the most historic endurance racing cars and the single most successful Porsche 956.

"Successfully using a unique aerodynamic principle known as ground effects to create large amounts of downforce, the 956 model changed the landscape of prototype sports cars.

"With Porsche's recent 1-2 victory at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, all eyes will be on 956-003 - one of the most significant racing Porsches. It is sure to be a coveted lot when offered at the Pebble Beach Auctions this August."

Other lots in the sale include a 1967 Ferrari Dino 206 SP, which is valued at $2.6m-3m.

The lot is one of 18 Dino 206 models built, making it one of the rarer Ferraris on the market. Another 206 SP made $2.7m at RM Auctions in Paris in 2007.  

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