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10 rarest Porsches ever built!

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In Porsche's history, there are more than a few iconic models, these 10 are the most wanted among collectors.

1. Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster

The "Speedster" and "Carrera" versions of the 356 are rare and sought after. Even rarer is the combination of these two, logically named the "356 Carrera Speedster". 

Only 151 of these were built, and a green mint example was recently sold at auction for $1.540.000 (€1.370.000).

2. Porsche 356B Abarth Carrera GTL

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.

3. Porsche 911R

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.

4. Porsche 914-8

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.

5. Porsche 911 S/T

The 911 S/T was basically a 911S converted for track use. Metal parts were traded in for lighter plastic parts, glass was replaced by plexiglass and fenders were widened. 

Only 33 of these were built, and it is considered as the predecessor of the 1973 Carrera RS.

6. Porsche 924 Carrera GT

Often mistaken for a 944, the 924 Carrera GT is actually a 924 Turbo with wider fenders, an intercooler and many other updates.

It's the street legal version of the 924 that Porsche used for various racing events in the early 1980's, only 426 were built.

7. Porsche 935 Street

The 935 is probably the most popular race car that Porsche ever built. In the 1980's, someone very rich asked Porsche to build a street legal 935. 

Only one was built, named "935 Street" and it's the only 935 with shiny wheels, metallic paint and a comfortable interior.

8. Porsche 964 Turbo S Flatnose

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.

9. Porsche 993 Carrera RS

Even wider then the 993 Turbo is the 993 Carrera RS, it was the ultimate 993. Sporting a light-weight body and a 3.8 liter aircooled engine, it's the most powerful aircooled 911 that Porsche ever sold to the general public.

You won't see these every day, because only 1000 of these were built.

10. Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion

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