In 2011 the Steve McQueen Le Mans Movie Car was sold at auction for $1,375,000. The car was delivered new to Steve McQueen on the set of the iconic motorsport movie Le Mans. It was built to the highest available specification offered by Porsche for street models and invoiced and assigned by the Property Master for use during filming and for McQueen’s personal use.
In opening scenes of the 1971 film Le Mans, Steve McQueen isn’t the only star of the 1971 film Le Mans. The steely-eyed McQueen’s co-star for the film’s memorable opening scenes is a Slate Gray 1970 Porsche 911S. The magnetic pair open the film in convincing fashion, and the tranquil images of McQueen driving the snarling 911 through the bucolic French countryside, contemplating the complex and shifting equations of life and death in competition, are in stark contrast to the racing action that would follow.
This unique car has been beautifully backdated to exactly this; Steve McQueen’s 1970 Porsche 911S Le Mans Movie Car, with no expense spared and bills and invoices in excess of €50,000. Completed with great attention to detail including the “Steve McQueen Switch” used to disconnect the rear lights to escape from the Police! Having seen similar examples sell for in excess of €150,000 EUR last year, this example is offered at a very realistic reserve.
Fitted with original Fuchs 17’ wheels, original Porsche steering wheel, Recaro sport seats, original steel body parts, front wings, front bumper, front hood, rear bumpers, rear trunk, and chome parts such as front and rear bumpers, rear grill, door handles, frame glass and so forth. Ever detail has been thought about including new glass rubbers with the original chrome strip, which gives great confidence into the overall build-quality of this very special car.