Fans of the Porsche 917 have the opportunity to purchase the jazzy little number below at the Gooding Pebble Beach Auction this August. Not only is it a 1969 Porsche 917, it was featured in the film Le Mans and wears that unmistakable powder blue and orange Gulf livery. Will there be a bidding war for this slice of Porsche history?
Porsche 917 from the film Le Mans to hit the auction block at Gooding Pebble Beach this August. She looks fantastic in that iconic Gulf livery.
This is a 1969 Porsche 917K, chassis number 917-024. In the film Le Mans, the Porsche starred alongside the likes of Steve McQueen and a slew of other really fast cars. In fact, the model’s special role in the film was no accident–it was specifically designed to take on the real 24 Hours of Le Mans and had some success over the years. It is now widely recognized as one of the most famous cars of Le Mans racing history and called the Gulf 917 Porsche.