A 1970 Porsche 911S formerly owned by Steve McQueen, and featured in his Hollywood film Le Mans, will be offered by RM Auctions at their upcoming Monterey sale on August 19 – 20, 2011.
Built to the highest 1970 specification, complete with air conditioning and a full complement of factory options, the Slate Grey Porsche 911S stars in the film’s opening sequence as McQueen’s character, hotshot Porsche driver, Michael Delaney, drives through the French countryside, reflecting on life, death and racing.
In addition to its starring role in the film, the Porsche 911S was used as McQueen’s personal transport during the movie’s production, later joining his own stable of motor cars in California – a collection that over the years included everything from a Jaguar XK-SS, multiple Ferraris, Porsches, airplanes, motorcycles and everything in between.
Today, the Steve McQueen Porsche 911S is presented in original condition, and is offered from the collection of one of America’s foremost Porsche aficionados.
“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,” says Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder, RM Auctions.
“We are delighted to have been selected to present this iconic car at our upcoming Monterey sale. Combining a well-documented history with an exciting celebrity and screen provenance, it will make for a valuable addition to any notable car collection.”
Returning to the Monterey Peninsula, August 19 – 20, the RM Auctions Monterey 2011 event will feature approximately 175 investment-quality motor cars. For more information on RM’s Monterey sale, visit www.rmauctions.com, or call a RM Car Specialist at +1 519 352 4575 (North America) or +44 20 7851 7070 (Europe) to discuss limited consignment opportunities.
Steve McQueen Porsche 911S – Additional Photos
[Source: RM Auctions; photo credit: Darin Schnabel ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions]