The 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera special ordered by Steve McQueen will be among the headline offerings at the Mecum Monterey 2015 auction, scheduled for August 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel in California during Monterey Classic Car Week. The 930 Porsche was the last car custom-ordered by the late movie star. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Porsche will be donated to McQueen’s alma mater, the reform school Boys Republic.
“This car is rich in history,” said McQueen’s son Chad. “This is the last of the McQueen cars, really. That’s known. That’s real.”
McQueen’s death in 1980 at age 50 made this 1976 Porsche 930, chassis 9306800408, the last of his special-order cars. His notorious need for speed and his affinity for automobiles meant always having the best sets of wheels, and his Porsche 930 was no exception. Producing 234 HP at 5,500 RPM, the matching-numbers, four-speed 930 came equipped with the early production non-intercooled 3.0 liter engine, number 6860413, with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. It was special ordered from Bob Smith Porsche in Hollywood. McQueen specified that the car be delivered wearing Slate Gray with a sunroof, dual mirrors, limited-slip differential and black sport seats.
“My dad had little things done to it,” Chad continued. “Like on the dashboard, he had a switch put on so it would kill the rear lights in case he was being chased on Mulholland Drive.”
The ex-Steve McQueen Porsche 930 also passed through the hands of other Hollywood notables including movie producer and writer Floyd Mutrux, as well as Dean Martin’s son, actor Dean Paul Martin. It’s offered with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, extensive service records, the original owner’s manual, original tools and original sales brochures.
To view the complete description of McQueen’s Porsche or to register as a bidder, visit Mecum.com. Bidder registration is $100 and can be completed in advance online or on-site at the auction. The Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with general admission tickets available at the gate for $25; children 12 and younger are admitted free of charge. Portions of the auction will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network with a stream of the entire event presented on Mecum’s website.
For more details on the auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.