Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Real Man's Car, Updated

As I posted back in March, Steve McQueen's Porsche 911 was put up for auction. It sold at a Monterey, CA auction on Aug. 19th. The selling price was $1,375,000.

Similar cars, without McQueen's pedigree, sell in the $50,000 range.

The car appeared briefly at the beginning of McQueen's movie Le Mans, with him driving it through the French countryside.

This continues to prove the perceived worth of McQueen's legacy. 4 years ago, a 1963 Ferrari 250 once owned by the late actor sold for $2,300,000, about five times what it would have sold for without his name connection.

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