This CGT was first delivered in 2005 to Bert Smith International in Florida, a company that still deals with Porsches to this day. Considering its mileage, you could say this is a brand new vehicle, even though it's no longer as accessible as it used to be. Back in the day, it sold for $448,300, which is just a fraction of its value at the present time. In a matter of days, this auction has attracted almost 100,000 views.
Almost 5,000 people have been actively watching the process, and a total of 44 bids were placed. On the day the car was posted, the bidding war was already in full effect. The highest one was $1,550,000. It didn't take long for someone to take things up a notch, to almost $1.7 million. On the 13th of January, someone else decided to get involved, raising the stakes by another $100,000.
The auction was extended for an additional 8 minutes, and within that period, the highest bid went up to $2 million. Just two weeks after the Guards Red CGT set a world record, everything has changed. And it doesn't look like the Carrera GT is going to stop here. User "MNokaoi" claims that this is his (or her) first auction ever, which is somewhat strange given the circumstances.
The question is: how many of the original 1,270 Porsche Carrera GTs are still around today? Some sources say that almost 200 of them have been wrecked already. Others mention that 6.8% of them have been totaled. Tracking this information down might be quite difficult to do, but one thing's for sure. We should expect the current $2 million world record to be broken by the end of the year. How much higher up can it go, though?