Articles

Expertsii » technology » 1970 Porsche of Steve McQueen’s Sold For $1.375 Million

1970 Porsche of Steve McQueen’s Sold For $1.375 Million

1970 Porsche 911S which belonged at one time to actor Steve McQueen, sold for $1.375 Million at the RM Auctions event in Monterey California on Friday.

1970 Porsche 911S which belonged at one time to actor Steve McQueen, sold for $1.375 Million at the RM Auctions event in Monterey California on Friday.

At an RM Auctions event in Monterey, California, a Porsche which was at one time owned by the Hollywood star Steve McQueen was sold for $1.375 million, which is a record for a Porsche 911S. The car was owned by McQueen at the time that the star was filming the movie “Le Mans”, with the actor playing the role of a racing driver who was competing in the famous 24 hour Le Mans event.

Cars of a similar age, but without the star attraction sell typically for around $50,000, and while this might seem excessive to many, it is typical that cars which have been owned by celebrities bring in many times their value for this celebrity status.

McQueen was an American actor, born in 1930, and died in 1980, who was great fan of both cars and motor cycles. He performed many of his own stunts, and he also designed a bucket seat for race cars. He is well known for his roles in The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, Papillon, and The Towering Inferno. By 1974 he was considered to be the highest paid movie star in the world.

Posted by

Eric is an unashamed techno-geek (with an odd love of the outdoors) and one of the few people who can start a conversation in a roomful of similarly inclined techies and end up being the focal point for a crowd ... he also has the benefit of being able to speak and write in ways that are understandable to normal humans.

Filed under: technology · Tags: , , , , , , , , ,