Bill Gates Loves Porsches So Much He Bought Three
Fun fact: Bill Gates has loads of dough. He may have retired as the CEO of Microsoft, but his bank account still has more cash than most of us will ever earn. This means the guy can pretty much buy whatever catches his fancy, and what catches his fancy is cars. You won't find Gates flaunting a new car every week like some celebrities. His daily driver is a 2008 Ford Focus that even the little people can afford, but it sits beside a trio of offerings from Porsche. Looks like Gates has a thing for German engineering. RELATED: See Photos of the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera
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According to Global Car Brands, Gates originally owned a Porsche 911 Carrera, because if you've got a thing for Porsches you've got to have a 911 in your collection. He had a 1979 with a 3.3-liter engine producing 300 horsepower. This car was auctioned off in 2012 for $80,000 and now belongs to a German businessman. The second Porsche in Gates' collection is a 930 that can do 0-60 in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 153 mph. He hasn't sold this one yet, nor has he sold the 959 Coupe that was a real trick to get into the US.
Since it had no crash test ratings, it wasn't allowed in the country and instead sat in the Port of Seattle for ten years. Gates couldn't get his hands on the car until 1999 when President Bill Clinton signed a law exempting select collectible cars. With only 337 produced, the 959 qualified and the ten-year wait was over so Gates could finally drive his latest Porsche on US soil.
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