1990 Porsche type 962 headlines at Bonhams

A 1990 Porsche type 962 led Bonhams' Spa Classic sale at Belgium's Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on May 24 with a final bid of $1.6m.

The model was raced lightly during the early 1990s, yet achieved 7th place in the 1993 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Porsche 962 1993
The 1990 Porsche 962 achieved 7th at Le Mans

Bonhams explained in the run-up to the sale: "This Porsche 962 was to be the only car ever to compete at Le Mans in this 'official' 24-Hours livery.

"Having otherwise seen very little strenuous use in its long life beyond its brief - but actually very successful race history - having benefited from continuous maintenance within its caring single private ownership since delivery 25 years ago - the sale of this magnificent Coupe now represents a unique opportunity to acquire not only a Zeltweg-Hinterstoisser (today known as the Osterreichring) -winning Porsche, but also a unique part of Le Mans racing history."

A 1988 Porsche 959 Coupe made $764,750.

Just 292 were produced, making it one of the rarer Porsches of its era available on the market. The present lot belonged to the owner of a Frankfurt based dealership.  

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