Steve McQueen’s Porsche 930 Turbo Sells for 20x Normal Value


Let’s set one thing straight here, if we were to have relatives like The King of Cool, not to mention if he was our father, we would never sell his bad a$$ Porsche 930 Turbo. Not only was it the last car he bought, but it was the Germans’ fastest road legal car of the time; a marvel.

If there’d be a book of records that registers the owners whose cars fetched most in auctions, then Steve McQueen would hold one of the top 10 spots. He is renown for having an excellent taste in cars and for having left a great legacy behind. Maybe there’s a type of aura left in his cars, or perhaps wealthy car collectors can’t help from buying the legendary actor’s vehicles.

Whatever the case may be, you’ll want to know that Steve McQueen’s 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera fetched an impressive £ 1.25 million ($1.95 million at the current exchange rate). The value of this beauty indeed went through the roof when it crossed the auction block over the weekend, at the Mecum Auctions sale in Monterey, California. Let’s consider that the regular price is somewhere close to $100,000, it’s safe to say the celebrity factor raised the stakes for about 20 times. Why?

It might be because of that gorgeous 3.0-liter engine working through that 4-speed manual transmission, the slate gray exterior, or the black interior. The impressive price it sold for may also be related to the one thing that made this vehicle stand out as a unique. There’s a dashboard switch McQueen added so that he could kill the rear lights in case he was being chased on Mulholland Drive.

For a legend both on set and on track, McQueen always made sure he’d give some of his success back. He made sure to offer some help to The Boys Republic, a non-profit treatment community for troubled youngsters in Chino Hills, California. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to this organization.

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