In Porsche's history, there are more than a few iconic models, these 10 are the most wanted among collectors.
When hearing the name Abarth, most people think of Fiat. Back in the 1950's and -60's, Carlo Abarth's little Italian company worked together with a number of big automakers, including Porsche.
In 1959, Abarth created a light-weight body for the 356B Abarth Carrera GTL, a car that was built for track racing. Only one showed up at the starting line of the 1960 "24 hours of Le Mans", and it finished first in its class. Only 20 of these bodies were built, with very few still in existence.
Back in 1967, Porsche set out to build a 911 body with fiberglass parts, to be used in motorsport. The project was canceled by Porsche's management after only a few races.
The production stopped at 23 examples, a whole lot less than the 500 cars they were wanting to produce at first. This makes it one rare and sought after 911.
The 928 is known as the first Porsche production car fitted with an eight-cylinder engine, but it was not the first time that Porsche put 8 cylinders in a road legal car. They had done it twice before, when fitting two 914's with a 908 racing engine.
These two were driven by Ferdinand Porsche himself and his grandson Ferdinand Piech, who would go on to become CEO of Volkswagen. Both of the 914-8's are still owned by Porsche.
The 'Flatnose' or 'Flachbau' option was introduced for the 930 Turbo model in the 1980's. When chosen, the regular headlights were replaced with those of a Porsche 968.
At the end of the 964 production, this too received a Flatnose option. Only 76 of these Flatnose 964's were built, all being based on a normal 964 Turbo S.
The 911 GT1 is not the ultimate 911. Other than it's name, it does not share much with the production version of the 911.
The GT1 was built around a custom tube frame for use in the German GT1 racing class. The power plant was a six-cylinder boxer engine equipped with a turbocompressor.
With only 23 built, it sure is rare.
xSource: Road & Track