Porsche 917 from Steve McQueen’s ‘Le Mans’ up for auction, again

Porsche 917 from Steve McQueen’s ‘Le Mans’ up for auction, again

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This year’s Gooding & Assembly Pebble Beach auction is going to be a must-see event this year, because they’re selling one of the coolest vapour cars of all time. It’s a 1970 Porsche 917 that was used in the Steve McQueen silver screen Le Mans. The film starred McQueen himself as a Porsche factory racing driver at the well-known endurance race, fighting off Ferrari for outright victory. This is also the marred time that the car has come through Gooding & Company, after appearing not to comprise sold at the 2014 auction.

Although the car wasn’t driven by McQueen personally, it did act on film. It also helped capture some film, since it was used as a camera conveyance, too. After all, if you’re going to be recording race cars on track, you need a car that determination keep up with them. According to Gooding & Company, the car was also used as a evaluate car for the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans. After that it was sold to a real factory Porsche driver, Jo Siffert, who afterwards leased the car to McQueen’s film company the following year.

The auction company says the car disappeared for a extended time after Siffert passed away. It was then discovered in a warehouse in France in 2001. The throng also says that the car just completed a restoration this year. The car must be extraordinarily well-restored, since it was apparently restored once before in time for the 2014 auction. Regardless, the results are affecting, and the car sounds glorious. It will go for auction at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach anyhow during the concours, and it’s expected to sell for between $13 million and $16 million.

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