It’s obvious that Porsche makes some of the most iconic and desirable cars of all time. Ask anyone their personal dream five-car garage (sorry folks, the three-car garage trivia is impossibly difficult for this writer) and you’re bound to get a Porsche as an answer, at the very least.

Porsche, in knowing full well of this widespread predicament, continues to exploit this soft spot to this day. But have you ever wondered what are the five most expensive or valuable Porsche models in motoring history? Well, the Stuttgart-based automaker has compiled a video to kickstart its Porsche Top 5 Series, presented by none other than car aficionado Ted Gushue of Petrolicious. Without further ado.

5. Porsche 917/30 Spyder – RM12.5 million

Kicking off the list is the Porsche 917/30 Spyder. With its blue and yellow livery and unmistakable “Die Hard” logo, it not only won over fans of the CanAm race series, but also positioned itself as one of the most sought-after sports cars on the market. It’s possibly one of the most powerful race cars (1,200 hp!) Porsche has ever produced, and fetched a healthy US$3,000,000 (RM12.5 million) at an auction. The chassis number 917/30-004 had already changed hands for millions of dollars at earlier auctions.

4. Porsche 550 A Spyder – RM21.5 million

Coming in fourth in the ranking is the gorgeous Porsche 550 A Spyder. This sports car bears chassis number 550A-0145 and was auctioned for a staggering US$5.17 million (RM21.5 million) in 1958. The small sports car features a 1.5 litre boxer engine from Dr Ernst Fuhrmann, and achieved an impressive top speed of 240 km/h. It also goes by the nickname “The Giant Killer,” for obvious reasons.

3. Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion – RM23.6 million

Next on the list is the 1998 Porsche GT1 Strassenversion. This road-legal Le Mans winner was sold at auction for US$5,665,000 (RM23.6 million) in March 2017. It packs a 3.2 litre six-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine producing up to 800 hp, and its body is mainly made from carbon-fibre. The GT1 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds, and apparently – in Porsche’s own words – won Gushue’s admiration even faster than that.

2. Porsche 956 – RM41.6 million

In second place is a race car that will forever have a place in the history books – the Porsche 956. The 1982 car (chassis number 956-003) changed hands for more than US$10 million (RM41.6 million) in 2015, and the overall 1983 Le Mans winner has been driven by legends such as Jacky Ickx, Al Holbert and Derek Bell. The 956 was also the first race car to utilise the so-called “ground effect” (a series of aerodynamic effects that create downforce), making it an engineering benchmark in the 1980s.

1. Porsche 917 K – RM58 million

If you’re a die hard Porsche fanatic, you’d have seen this one coming. One collector was willing to plonk down US$14 million (RM58 million) for the Porsche 917 K, bearing chassis number 917-024. The actual car was driven by Jo Siffert in Steve McQueen’s iconic “Le Mans” film in 1971. Its other claim to fame is the fact that it was the first ever overall Le Mans winner in 1970. The car tips the scale at 800 kg and comes with a 5.0 litre V12 engine (not the Type 912 flat-12, as many would’ve thought) that’s developed in Weissach.

And oh, if you’re wondering what Ted Gushue’s personal car is, it’s none other than the 1976 Porsche 911 S, albeit shoehorned with a 3.2 litre flat-six engine plucked from a 1988 (his year of birth!) 911 Carrera. It features a short shifter as well. Tell us, what’s your favourite Porsche of all time?