Record-Breaking Porsche Sale Shows the Ascendancy of Online Auction Sites

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By Alex Lauer When cars sell for record prices, you’d expect those sales to come from highly reputed auction houses like RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams or Mecum Auctions. However, the latest headline-making blue-chip sale has come from an online-native auction site, yet another signal of the rapidly changing landscape in the collector car world. On Wednesday, a low-mileage 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sold for $1.9 million on Bring a Trailer, the highest price ever paid for the coveted sports car at auction. It beat the record of a $1.3 million Carrera GT sold on Bring a Trailer in September 2021 and a $1.2…

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