• Aug 20, 2011
To date, RM has auctioned off 199 vehicles priced over one million dollars. And here's number 200.

Tonight in Monterey, RM Auctions put Steve McQueen's 1970 Porsche 911S on the block and after a starting bid of $200,000 the Porsche's price shot up to over one million before slowly coming to rest at $1.1m. Then $1.15, $1.2 and finally $1.25 million.

The 911, seen in the opening scenes of the racing epic, LeMans, was McQueen's personal car throughout the filming and has racked up a total of 112,000 miles over the last 41 years. We don't know who the final bidder was, but we do know she's here in the States, and she had to beat out a very determined overseas buyer.

UPDATE: The final sale price came in at $1.35 million – $100,000 additional for auction fees.


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      htay9500
      • 3 Years Ago
      Classy-looking 911.
      JaredN
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love old Porsches. And I loved Steve McQueen's acting -- I've got DVDs of Bullitt. and LeMans. But that is just stupid money.
      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's amazing how much something intangible like a previous owner can affect the percieved value of a car. Having said that, If I were loaded and looking for collectibles....I'd rather have the Mustang McQueen drove in Bullitt.
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seeing this car really makes you realize how much the 911 has actually changed over the years
      moderate fringe
      • 3 Years Ago
      Geez, I'd give 15k.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @moderate fringe
        You obviously don't know who Steve McQueen is...
          bleexeo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          I do. So Steve ripped some farts into the seats and that makes an old 911 with over 100k miles worth over a million bucks. Ok then...
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
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      • 3 Years Ago
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        NissanGTR
        • 3 Years Ago
        still not as bad as a poor person buying chrome rims for their crap car.
          You guy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          Or any case where the kit/rims/stereo out-value the lump they were installed on.
      joe shmoe
      • 3 Years Ago
      that "very determined overseas buyer" was a shill bidder
      Orin O'Neill
      • 3 Years Ago
      In a way it's reassuring to see there are still people in this world with more money than brains. This is a gray 1970 Porsche 911s. Just like the thousands of other 1970 Porsche 911s that were built that model year. That it's not a rusted-out hulk (Porsches were notorious for that until about 1975) is far more remarkable than the fact that it was driven by an actor for whom death turned out to be a good career move...
        SloopJohnB
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Orin O'Neill
        'Good career move?" I don't agree. McQueen may have been expression-challenged or somewhat stone-faced as an actor but many people would have been glad to see a few more movies with him in them.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      flammablewater
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would have kept bidding.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      POV
      • 3 Years Ago
      To everyone who says it's not worth it. What about to a person who has a billion dollars? That's .001% or on a $100,000 salary, $100. Yes, it's expensive for an otherwise common 911 but people place values not on the cost of materials but on history not unlike we do about our passion and experiences.
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