Steve McQueen’s Porsche 911S From Le Mans Movie

Steve McQueen’s Porsche 911S From Le Mans Movie

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(Sold for $1.375 Million)

The buzz is all the more intense when the car offered is one that is familiar not simply for its pedigree, but also for having been “lost” to time, sparking speculation over its whereabouts that can churn for decades. Such was the case with this 1970 Porsche 911S, which countless enthusiasts have witnessed rolling across the silver screen in the opening scenes of Steve McQueen’s cult classic, Le Mans. The impression this car made on audiences has endured, but for most of the time since the film’s release, the Porsche has been M.I.A. Now, after resurfacing in recent years, the 911 that McQueen drove as fictional racing driver Michael Delaney crossed the block at RM’s sale in Monterey California on Friday August 19, 2011.

That Steve McQueen “King of Cool” magic has done it again.

The 1970 Porsche 911S that McQueen drove in the memorable opening sequences of the Hollywood film Le Mans sold for a remarkable $1,375,000 during RM Auctions’ Friday sale in Monterey, Calif., setting a world record for a 911 sold at auction.

Steve McQueen used the Porsche as his personal car during the filming of Le Mans then shipped it back to California. (Archive photo: RM Auctions) The slate-gray 911S stars in the beginning of the iconic racing film as McQueen’s character, Porsche race-driver Michael Delaney, drives through the French countryside and arrives at the famous racetrack at Le Mans.

View the famous opening sequence of Le Mans at: McQueen Porsche.

As well as setting a Porsche auction record, the McQueen car sets the mark as the 200th auction sale by RM to exceed $1 million.

Collector cars and motorcycles that have been owned, driven or breathed on by the late actor and motorsports enthusiast have climbed to stratospheric heights, their values exponentially enhanced by the McQueen connection more than any other celebrity link.

The high market value of a 1970 Porsche 911 S coupe like the McQueen car is $55,000, according to the Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide. That means the celebrity allure from McQueen and his movie has boosted the car’s value by a factor of 25.

McQueen took ownership of the car after the filming of Le Mans and shipped it back to California to become part of his huge collection of cars and motorcycles. He later sold it to a Los Angeles attorney who owned it for three decades.

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Property is Sold
Garage Spaces (put 0 if this does not apply) 50.00
Year: 1970
Model: 911S
Make: Porsche
Price $1,375,000 USD
New or Used: Used
Type: Car, Classic Vehicle / Collector Vehicle
Price Information: Sold for this price on August 19, 2011
Which Celebrity? Steve McQueen
Celebrity Owned: Yes
Interior Color: Black
Exterior Color: Dark Grey

Features & Accessories:


Type & Features: Rear Wheel Drive, Moon Roof, Manual Transmission (Stick Shift), Sports Car, Leather Interior, 6 Cylinder Engine, Driving Lights or Fog Lamps, A/C

Classic Vehicle Type:


Type & Features: Sports Car, Classic / Antique

For Sale at Auction


Auction Sale? Yes
Type of Auction Phone Bidding, Internet Bidding, On-site Registration, Retail Auction Event
Auction Date 08/19/2011
Location Monterey, California, USA
Name of Auction RM Auction Monterey Classic

Unique Sale Issues


Type of Sale Private Party Sale, Auction Company Sale, For Sale By Owner

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Address 2 Portola Plaza Monterey
City Monterey
State CA
Postal Code 93940
Country USA

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