Steve McQueen’s Porsche 930 Turbo
Steve McQueen was the King of Cool. The late actor is known for his legendary performances in movies such as Bullitt and Le Mans. Off the screen he was a huge car guy, getting into racing and having some very nice rides.
If you have ever wanted to buy a car owned by Steve McQueen you have a chance. The 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo that was his last special ordered car from the German performance car maker is going to auction. Now of course, it will take a good amount of cash to get it, but if you have it then this could be your chance.
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“This car is rich in history,” says McQueen’s son Chad. “This is the last of the McQueen cars, really. That’s known. That’s real.”
This 1976 Porsche 930 is chassis number 9306800408 and is the very last of the actor’s special-order cars. The 930 is capable of producing 234 HP at 5,500 RPM, the matching-numbers four-speed came equipped with the rare early production non-intercooled 3.0 liter engine, no. 6860413, with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection.
The 930 is a special ordered car with plenty of unique options. It was purchased at Bob Smith Porsche in Hollywood and McQueen specified that the car be delivered wearing Slate Gray with a sunroof, dual mirrors, limited-slip differential and black sport seats. Even with this it wasn’t enough for McQueen and he had a few unique special options added.
“My dad had little things done to it,” Chad says. “Like on the dashboard, he had a switch put on so it would kill the rear lights in case he was being chased on Mulholland Drive.”
The special Porsche will go on auction at the Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey on Aug. 13th-15th at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course. Beyond buying a great car and a piece of memorabilia a portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to McQueen’s alma mater, the reform school Boys Republic.