RM Auctions announced that King of Cool Steve McQueen’s own 1970 911S, the very car used in the opener to his cult classic racing film ‘Le Mans,’ will be auctioned this August at its Monterey auction. Ali MacGraw is not included.
“There is no more iconic racing film than Le Mans, and no more charismatic owner of many of the world’s great sports cars than Steve McQueen,” Rob Myers, founder and chairman of RM, said in a prepared release. “We are delighted to have been selected to present this iconic car at our upcoming Monterey sale.”
From their auction description: In the lengthy opening sequence of the epic Hollywood movie Le Mans, this Porsche 911S is featured prominently as star racing driver Michael Delaney, portrayed by the King of Cool himself Steve McQueen, drives through the countryside, preparing for the 24-hour endurance racing battle. After filming, it joined McQueen’s personal stable of extraordinary motor cars in California. An “S” model of the highest 1970 specification, it features air conditioning and a full complement of factory options. It remains in exceptionally original condition and is offered from the collection of a prominent Porsche aficionado.
Look for SteveMcQueen’s 911S to roll across the auction block over the weekend of August 19-20, and visit www.rmauctions.com for more information.
Photos courtesy of RM Auctions/ Darin Schnabel
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