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1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6 Sells for $1.98 Million at Auction

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Scottsdale, Arizona was home to countless car sales on Jan. 16 and 17, with nearly every major auction house bringing countless rare, exotic, classic and brand new cars across their blocks.

Gooding & Company brought well over 150 different cars to their 2015 Scottsdale auction, selling an astounding total of $51,516,600 worth of cars. Among those sales was an incredibly rare and incredibly powerful piece of Porsche history: the 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6, a picture of which was posted to the Gooding & Company Facebook page Jan. 12.

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“The first of a new generation, the Carrera 6 Type 906 redefined the concept of a modern Porsche race car, and its influence would be felt for many years, settin ghte stage for the all-conquering 917 program,” describes the lot description on Goodingco.com. “The Carrera 6 was an immediate success in motor sports, debuting with a class win at the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona. From there, 9096s went on to capture class wins at Sebring and Monza, followed by an outright victory at the Targa Florio. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 906s placed 4-5-6-7 behind three seven-liter GT40 Mk IIs, outlasting the prototype entries from Ferrari, Chaparral and Matra.”

The estimated selling price was between $2 million and $2.4 million, which isn’t far off from the winning bid of a whopping $1,980,000.

There were quite a few other cars with final bids breaking the million dollar mark at the Gooding & Company auction. Check out the list below, and let us know which of these rare cars you’d rather have waiting for you at home.

Lot 10 – 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS – $1,595,000

Lot 25 – 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso – $1,925,000 

Lot 30 – 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra – $1,155,000 

Lot 46 – 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider – $7,700,000

Lot 51 – 1959 BMW 507 Series II – $1,815,000 

Lot 109 – 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS – $2,420,000 

Lot 113 – 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S – $1,155,000

Lot 132 – 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe Aerodinamico – $4,070,000 

Lot 142 – 1988 Porsche 959 Sport – $1,705,000 

Lot 149 – 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster – $1,567,000 

(Source: Gooding & Company, Facebook)

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