Auction Block: Le Mans 1970 Porsche 917K

Jul 14, 2017

Category: Rides

If you’ve ever seen the 1971 Steve McQueen car film Le Mans, this vehicle should look pretty familiar. Hell, you might recognize it even if you’ve never seen the flick – it’s that iconic. This 1970 Porsche 917K was heavily featured in the movie (both as an on-screen car and rigged for filming) and its promotional materials. And now, thanks to the auctioneers at Gooding & Co, you’ll have a chance to own it.

At the time of its creation, this model of 12-cylinder car was one of the most advanced race cars ever built. In fact, it competed in and won the Le Mans 24-hour in 1970. This particular example, chassis 917-025, was actually owned by Porsche factory driver Jo Siffert – who leased it to Steve McQueen’s production company to be used in filming. Unfortunately, Jo Siffert passed shortly thereafter and this car led his funeral procession before being sold to a private collector. Roughly 25 years later it was discovered in a warehouse outside of Paris nearly untouched. It has since gone through an extensive restoration to get it back into driving shape and now it’s headed to public auction with an expected sale price of between $13,000,000-$16,000,000. But that’s the price you pay for this kind of gem.

Purchase: $13,000,000+

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