Up for Auction: Steve McQueen's 911 "Le Mans"

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Steve McQueen's 1979 911S "Le Mans" Porsche is up for auction at Pebble Beach this August. The famous car from the iconic movie will certainly cost quite a bit as a piece of Hollywood and racing history.

If you are a fan of the classics, it doesn't get more cool than this. Steve McQueen's 1979 911S "Le Mans" is going up for sale. This is the same Porsche 911 that was delivered to "the King of Cool" Steve McQueen on set for the filming of this iconic movie. The Slate Gray 1970 Porsche 911S that figured so prominently in the movie is still in excellent condition. The 911S included many features over the standard 911 at the time, such as rare factory-installed air-condition, muffler apron and tinted glass.

It even comes with a Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio, leather upholstery, interior upgrades and front fog lamps. It featured a 2.2-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension. These upgrades gave it a significant horsepower boost over the base model with 200hp total. If that wasn't reason enough to purchase the 911S Le Mans, auction house RM lists three further reasons to consider purchasing the iconic car. First, early chrome bumpers for the 911S have become very popular and valuable.

Second, the car comes with a treasure trove of documents pertaining to the car and its owners, even letters from Porsche themselves are included. Lastly, the car is an icon in Hollywood, as Steve McQueen in his time was the highest earning actor in Hollywood. RM Auctions is putting up the Steve McQueen Porsche 911S Le Mans for auction August 18-20. The total cost of the machine at the time was $8,338.61. You can bet it will go for considerably more this time. Photos courtesy of RM Auctions.

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