Steve McQueen's Porsche 911s sells for record $1.375 million

James Raia

The 1970 Porsche 911s formerly owned by actor Steve McQueen and featured in his film Le Mans sold August 20 for $1.375 million before a packed house at RM’s Monterey, California, auction, establishing a record price for a 911 sold at auction.

Built to 1970 specification and with a full complement of factory options, the Slate Grey 911s stars in the film’s legendary opening sequence as McQueen’s character, Porsche driver Michael Delaney drives through the French countryside, reflecting on life, death, and racing.Steve McQueen's Porsche 911s sells for record $1.375 million 1

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 extraordinary motor cars in California.

The sale of the 911s represented RM’s 200th million-dollar-plus automobile sold at auction.

Complete official results for RM’s Monterey sale will be posted at www.rmauctions.com.

Article Last Updated: August 20, 2011.

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