Movie-star's former Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera sold in Mecum’s Monterey auction
A Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera once belonging to Steve McQueen was among the big draws at Mecum’s Monterey auction.
The Porsche, which was the last to be personally ordered by the late McQueen, achieved $1,950,000 at the Mecum auction (August 13-15).
Arriving at auction in Slate grey with black interior trim, the 930 also features custom sports seats, a beyond-stock sunroof and a switch in the dashboard, fitted to kill the rear lights should McQueen ever find himself in a night-time police chase.
Another one of the night's successes was a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, selling for $2,300,000. The 3.9-litre classic Lamborghini sent hands waving in a frantic bidding session, with the eventual winner claiming the car in its iconic orange guise.
Other cars to star include a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible ($2,250,000), and a 1967 Toyota 2000GT ($925,000), which with a sale price just short of $1 million mark, helped confirm the continuing appreciation of Japanese sports cars.
Two ‘90s Ferraris, plus a 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB ‘Short Nose' and 1968 330 GTS, estimated to fetch $2,200,000 and $2,500,000 respectively, failed to sell. Their fate continues to hang in the balance as online and telephone bids continue to rain in.
Ed Foss’ Low-Mileage Corvette Collection sold well, with the majority of the 21-car collection being disbanded thanks to the sale of a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster ($325,000), a 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport ($55,000), and an 1990 Chevrolet Corvette R9C Race Car ($42,000) among others.