Car of the Week: This Ultra-Rare 1959 Porsche Raced in the Congo. Now It’s Heading to Auction.

One of 34 examples made, the Porsche 718 RSK available through Mecum campaigned extensively during motorsport’s golden age.

The 1959 Porsche RSK race car is being offered through Mecum Auctions on January 7.Mecum Auctions

According to the Mecum Auctions lot description, with the conclusion of his first racing season with the car, Goethals had Porsche install a 1,600 cc engine. The car then remained at the factory in Stuttgart, Germany, until Goethals sold it to Carmelo Guiffre of Mohawk, N.Y. Eventually, Rick Grant of Dayton, Ohio, acquired the car, commissioning a restoration for vintage racing. Over the course of his ownership, it ran in more than 100 events with driver John Higgins behind the wheel.

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