One name: Steve McQueen.
The King of Cool loved all things mechanical, specifically cars and motorbikes. Aside from his Hollywood star status, Steve McQueen was the very definition of a car guy. He loved all of the greats: Ferraris, Jaguars, Mustangs, and Porsches. Throughout his acting career, he bought lots of great cars and bikes, many of which were specially ordered from the factory. Before McQueen died in 1980, he placed an order for his final Porsche: this 1976 930 Turbo. And now it can be yours as it’s heading to the Mecum auction block this August at Monterey.
This rare early production non-intercooled 930 Turbo is powered by a 3.0-liter flat-six mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. The exterior, Slate Gray, was special ordered by McQueen.
He also ordered it with a sunroof, positraction, and a black interior. He later added 8-inch front and 9-inch rear wheels as well as a dashboard switch that kills the rear lights in case he was being chased by the cops while speeding along Mulholland Drive. A portion of the sale will be donated to The Boys Republic, a non-profit community for troubled youngsters. McQueen, not at all surprisingly, was an alumnus himself. Photos courtesy of Mecum Auction.