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McQueen's Machine

  • Jared Paul Stern


Buried among the multimillion dollar Ferraris, Bugattis and Lamborghinis at this past weekend's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and Gooding & Co.'s concurrent auction was a little piece of automotive history belonging to one Steve McQueen..

The King of Cool's 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera (above), in an understated shade of slate gray, was the car the actor drove daily for the last years of his tragically short life. While nothing like his older Jaguar XK-SS and Ferrari 250 Lusso, both of which sold for millions in years past, the Porsche—which was hammered down for a measly $137,000—is somehow a more authentic, poignant relic of the once and future King.