Auction of one-of-a-kind Porsche falls apart after bizarre bidding error

Mike Murphy
Auction of one-of-a-kind Porsche falls apart after bizarre bidding error

A much-hyped car auction sputtered out in the weirdest way Saturday. A 1939 Porsche “Type 64,” the only of its kind still existing, was expected to sell for around $20 million at an auction by RM Sotheby’s (BID)  in Monterey, Calif., on Saturday night. Auction-goers heard bidding start at $30 million, then $40 million, and as the now-abuzz crowd gasped and cheered, it quickly zipped up to $70 million — a record price for any car auction.