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WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum has decided to get a clean garage. He wants to get rid of his Porsches. The news is that 10 of the world’s most sought-after Porsches are going to hit the market doors.
Some of the reports suggest that Koum has several Porsches that he just doesn’t have the room to keep all of them and nor the time to drive them around the country.
There are reports that tell that the customized and extremely rare Porsches will be auctioned on 8th March 2019 at Gooding and Company’s annual Amelia Island auction in Florida.
Jan Koum revealed, “Many of these Porsches offered for sale are the best examples in the world and that are all important part of my collection. If I had unlimited time and unlimited garage space, I would never sell any of them, but nevertheless, I’ll be very happy to see the next owner enjoy driving these special cars on the road or on the racetrack – just as Porsche intended for them to be used.”
The collection comprises motorsport-derived models from the last 25 years and is spearheaded by yellow air cooled 911 RS from the 1990s, a 964 Carrera RS Lightweight, 964 Carrera RS 3.8, and a 993 Carrera RS 3.8 – all in beautifully original condition. Other includes a 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0.
Koum has been a Porsche lover, ever since he was 16 years old. He immigrated to the US from Kiev with his mother, they were both broke and living on welfare, with him doing the patchwork wherever he could do it. But whenever saw a Porsche, it became his motivation to work harder.
Earlier in 2006, he bought his first Porsche 911, a 2003 Cabriolet. He also revealed that he went through a whole convertible phase before reaching to collect air-cooled models from 1990s.
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