Billionaire Whatsapp Founder Jan Koum Auctioning 10 Porsches

Billionaire Whatsapp Founder Jan Koum Auctioning 10 Porsches

Published: February 19, 2019 | By: American Luxury Staff

Jan Koum may have left his day job at Facebook, but he still doesn’t have enough time to give every car in his collection the attention it deserves. And so ten of the billionaire’s prized Porsches are going to the auction block courtesy of Gooding & Co.

The ten cars are all rare birds, and the lineup includes examples of some of the most desirable models and variants produced by the automaker in the past quarter century. Among the vehicles being sold is a 2015 918 Spyder Weissach, one of 162 that made it to U.S. shores, and finished Liquid Metal Chrome Blue.

Four examples of the 997 RS are also up for sale. Chronologically listed: a 2008 GT3 3.6, one of 53 in North American spec, in RS Green; a 2010 GT3 3.8, in Grey, Black and Red color scheme that Porsche chose to market the variant; a 2011 GT3 4.0, one of 600 produced, and one of 158 built to North American spec; and a 2011 GT2, one of 500 in total and 142 that made it to the U.S.

But the trio of 911s, all in yellow, present a unique opportunity for a comprehensive collector, a ready-made survey of some of the era’s most notable air-cooled Porsche figureheads. A 1992 964 Carrera RS, a 1993 964 Carrera RS 3.8, and a 1995 Carrera RS 3.8 are all part of the auction.

A pair of 2016-built models fill out the lot: a Cayman GT4, and a 911 R.

Bidding commences March 8, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation.

Jan Koum is co-founder of Whatsapp. His net worth is in the neighborhood of $10 billion.

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