Steve McQueen Porsche 911 hammers at $1.375 million during RM Monterey auctionSat, 20 Aug 2011
Setting a world record for a Porsche 911 sold at auction, Steve McQueen's 1970 Porsche 911S went to a new owner for a cool $1.375 million during RM Auctions' Monterey event on Friday.
The 911 wasn't just owned by McQueen; it also featured prominently at the beginning of the film Le Mans as the lead character, played by McQueen, drives through France reflecting on the realities of racing.
Hagerty's Rob Sass and I checked out the car on Wednesday night at the RM Auctions preview. Be sure to watch the video for a closer look at the car, and stay tuned to our Pebble Beach page for more Monterey Peninsula auction action.
The Monterey Week is packed with car shows, vintage racing and car auctions. Autoweek will be there providing streaming photo galleries and live coverage of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, historic racing at Laguna Seca, the Monterey car auctions and much more. Go to autoweek.com/monterey for complete coverage and live updates.
By Andrew Stoy