Old School Race Cars
The roots of race car heritage in its purest form and race car drivers who dared to explore extreme automotive engineering while exposed to the elements.
Before the Indy 500, there was the Vanderbilt Cup, the first car race in America to pull in major international competitors. Around the turn of the century, it was one of the most prestigious races in the world. What’s more, it took place on public roads in Long Island, New York, roads that are still open today.
Described by the Canadian auction house as including “some of the most desirable and iconic racing cars ever made”, the Harburg collection boasts no fewer than five Porsche competition cars. Among them are not only a pair of sports-racing prototypes in the form of a 917/30 (estimate: 2.2m euros plus) and a 956 (estimate: 2.2m euros plus), but also a 1964 904 Carrera GTS (estimate: 1.1m euros plus).