The First Porsche 911 Cabriolet Goes Up for Auction

It’s estimated to fetch around €1 million

Classic car auction company RM Sotheby’s will put “one of the most historically important Porsche ever offered on the open market” under the hammer at an event in Paris in February 2017.

Although it might not be the most beautiful sans roof Porsche you’ve ever seen, it is the oldest. This is one of the two 901 prototypes still in existence (out of a total of 13 ever built) and the only one built as a cabrio.

Basically, this is the car that convinced Porsche designers that the targa solution was the right way for the first generation 911. The first production convertible model in the Neun Elf family arrived two decades after – we're talking about the 1983 911 SC (Super Carrera) Cabriolet.

The air-cooled frenzy is in full swing right now, so this 128 hp 901 cabrio one-off ticks all the boxes for a classic car collector; the rough estimate price is somewhere between €850,000 and €1,000,000.