Steve McQueen’s Rare Porsche 930 Turbo Comes Up for Auction
Every car has a personality. Looking at the Porsche 930, it’s hard not to see silver screen legend Steve McQueen. Both delivered stunning performances, were bad boys of their respective worlds, and wielded unquestionably cool personas. As it would be, the "King of Cool" was a massive Porsche fan, and one of his prized 911s will soon find new ownership. That car is this gorgeous, early-model 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera, which is considered to be the last of McQueen’s special order Porsches. It will cross the block at Mecum Auctions’ 2015 Monterey sale, and given its provenance, we could see bidding well into seven digits. RELATED: See More Photos of Steve McQueen's Porsche 930 Turbo
When it debuted in 1975, the turbocharged 930 wasn’t just another car – it was the car. It proved to be all things staggeringly fast and achingly good looking, if a bit of a handful to drive. It was a true thinly veiled racer for the road. McQueen special ordered this jaw-dropping 1976 model in Slate Gray, which housed the non-intercooled 3.0-liter engine of the early production models and a tasteful group of optional extras: sunroof, sport seats, black interior, limited-slip differential.
He would go on to give it a few unique touches during his tenure of ownership that include larger wheels and a custom dashboard switch that was added to cut the rear lights in case he was being chased. Talk about cool.
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Interestingly, this rarified Porsche will be giving back. A portion of its auction earnings will be donated to the Boys Republic, a foundation for troubled youths which helped a young Steve McQueen turn his life around.
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