The last Porsche owned by legendary Steve McQueen is officially for sale, and it boasts a rather James Bond style feature: a kill switch on the dash to turn off the rear lights. The star added this modification to several of the vehicles in his fleet, and it does not require a genius to understand the purpose.
The 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo will hit the auction block August 13th, 2015 in Monterey, California. It is expected to change hands for over a million USD.
The Steve McQueen Porsche 930 Turbo at a glance:
- The actor and avid automotive enthusiast ordered the car new in 1976.
- The car kicks forth 234 horses at 5,500 RPM thanks to a healthy 3.0-liter engine. At this early juncture, the engines were not intercooled, making this a fine and rare collector item.
- The engine is no. 6860413 with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection.
- It is chassis no. 9306800408 for those curious to follow the action online.
- McQueen ordered the car from Bob Smith Porsche in Hollywood with the following specifications: The car was to feature a sunroof, dual mirrors, limited slip and rear sport seats.
According to Chad McQueen, Steve’s son: “My dad had little things done to it. On the dashboard he had a switch put on so it would kill the rear lights in case he was being chased down Mulholland Drive.” The star drove the Porsche until his unexpected death in 1980 at age 50.
Now the very last of the legend’s special ordered luxury vehicles is set to fetch north of a million dollars. A Ferrari 276 GTB sold for over 4 times its value because Steve McQueen owned it, the same value should hold true in the case of this rare turbo Porsche.
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