What would our Porsche technicians do with $14 million? Easy. Buy a Porsche, of course.
A 1970 Porsche 917K, Steve McQueen auto co-star in the movie “Le Mans,” fetched an impressive $14 million at an auction at the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in August.
That’s the most expensive Porsche ever sold.
If a Car Could Be a Celebrity
Though McQueen didn’t actually drive the car, it was used as the camera car and appeared in many scenes in the movie. It is considered to be among the most prestigious of the McQueen collectibles.
“Steve McQueen is really at the top of the car mythology,” David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding, told CNBC. “If you’re a car guy, this Porsche is your nirvana.”
Even the watch McQueen wore in “Le Mans” once went for $800,000, and the racing suit and jacket he wore sold for just under $1 million, CNBC reported.
Sales at the auction massed $327 million, with a total of 745 cars sold out of 1,277 cars being auctioned, with an average price of $439,361.
So the next time you call us and say, “Hey, fix my Porsche,” chances are it won’t be a Steve McQueen Porsche. That’s fine with us. Who’s got $14 million to blow on celebrity Porsche brakes?