Monday, August 22, 2011

The 'King of Cool's' 911 Sells for Big Bucks

McQueen in a Porsche in LeMans in "LeMans"
It's no secret that I am a fan of the 1971 film "LeMans" starring Steve McQueen as a hot shoe Porsche 917 pilot. While critics almost universally panned the the weak story line, gearheads  loved the racing footage, much of which was shot at the 1970 edition of the 24 hour race. 

The opening sequence of the movie includes a montage of shots of McQueen driving a grey Porsche 911 through the French countryside and into the village of LeMans. That 911 sold at auction over the weekend for $1.25 million.  

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