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 |  Aug 06 2012, 4:32 PM

One of the rarest Porsches ever made will be heading to RM Auctions in Monterey on August 18th, and is estimated to fetch anywhere from $1.25 million to $1.4 million.

The Porsche 911 GT1 was originally designed for competition in the GT1 class of sportscar racing, but a street legal version was created for homologation purposes. Dubbed the 911 GT1 Strassenversion (Street Version), the German automaker produced a mere 25 of them – and only one is known to have been imported to America.

Powered by a 3.2-liter, twin turbo engine with 544-hp, this particular vehicle has less than 4,500 miles on the odometer. Compared to its race car variant, the Strassenversion has a higher ride height, slightly softer suspension, more practical road gear ratios, and a milder tune on the engine. And of course, the interior is much more daily-driver friendly than race-ready.

0-60 mph is achieved in a mere 3.6 seconds, while the top speed is limited at 194 mph. Original retail price of the 911 GT1 Strassenversion was $912,000 back in 1998. According to the auction listing, the vehicle was acquired in 2003 from its previous owner by Don Wallace, a collector of modern super cars and founder of Lazy Days RV out of Florida. Wallace meticulously kept the 911 GT1 in a climate-controlled facility, ensuring that it stayed pristine throughout the years.

GALLERY: Porsche 911 GT1