Porsche has won Le Mans more than any other marque, but only one of those overall race winners was actually based on a 911. That was the 1979 Porsche 935 K3, chassis number 009 00015 that was entered by brothers Don and Bill Whittington. It went on to win at the Nürburgring and Watkins Glen, and scored podium finishes at Sebring and Brands Hatch as well. In short, it's a historically significant and hugely valuable piece of motorsport history. And it was just seized by the DEA. Sorta.

After the Whittington brothers ran afoul of a handful of lawsuits and were implicated in smuggling narcotics, the car changed hands a few times before ending up in the noted collection of one Bruce Meyers. He had it at Laguna Seca earlier this month when a black Suburban, Dodge Charger and transporter truck pulled up with government plates, asked to speak with Meyer, presented him with a court order, loaded the car onto the truck and drove off.

Though familiar with the legal disputes surrounding the ownership of the car and the misdeeds of its famous original owners, Meyer was left understandably distraught over the events that had just unfolded in front of him to separate him from his pride and joy. (Or one of them, anyway; Bruce has got an eminently desirable collection of classic cars.) But here's the kicker: those DEA agents weren't actual DEA agents. Fortunately they weren't thieves, either. The actual story could have been the plot right out of Ocean's 14 if they ever made one and it focused on classic cars. (Is anyone in Hollywood listening?)

Read the full account at Sports Car Digest and view the images of the car in the gallery above.


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      mawhalen53
      • 11 Months Ago
      Rich people pranks
      ksrcm
      • 11 Months Ago
      Yeah, big deal. Let's see them try that in Talladega or Charlotte (where there are more guns in the pits than carburetors or exhaust pipes and federal agents are a species just a tad below wild hogs on evolution tree) - THEN I'm gonna say WOW! :)
        Jarod Forney
        • 11 Months Ago
        @ksrcm
        Charlotte NC is a very sophisticated major US city, as the second largest financial city in the US behind NY, don't tarnish it's reputation, with your stupidity please.
      rmt_1
      • 11 Months Ago
      With friends like Bruce Meyers has, he has all of the enemies he could ever want. Fake DEA agents, fake government cars, a fake legal document, and technically a case of auto theft and/or grand theft, I wonder just how many laws were broken to pull off this "joke"? "Joke" or not, I honestly don't see how the real DEA can overlook this situation and not charge someone with criminal impersonation of a law enforcement agent, among many other possible charges, because failing to do so could create a legal precedent for other incidents where someone impersonates a law enforcement agent for less benign reasons. Who knows, Bruce Meyers may get the last laugh from this joke when he gets to visit his friends in prison on visitor's day.
        Cayman
        • 11 Months Ago
        @rmt_1
        Yeah, because I'm sure he wants to have his friends arrested for playing a joke on him. Also, this wouldn't be considered grand theft auto in California. In CA (and many other states) there has to be intent of keeping the car to be considered grand theft auto. It possibly could be considered Joyriding which is temporarily using someones car without their consent, but of course there is no way any rational person would actually press charges for an incident like this. And I seriously doubt the DEA gives two s%$ts about this joke. Lighten up Francis.
          Michaele
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Cayman
          Your legal knowledge is sorely lacking. Are you pretending to be a lawyer just like those idiots were pretending to be DEA agents?
          Michaele
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Cayman
          Cayman, in most states there are a range of auto theft charges between grand theft auto and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. If you want to get technical about it, these guys committed several crimes, not the least of which is impersonating law enforcement.
          Cayman
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Cayman
          Uh, what in the world does that have to do with what I posted or indicate that I was lacking in knowledge here??? I'm pretty sure all I said was that it wouldn't be grand theft auto, that I'm not a lawyer and that nobody is going to press charges here. They may have committed other crimes, but in CA it doesn't seem like it would be GTA. And I'm NOT A LAWYER (happy?) , but what it may be is impersonating a Federal Employee, although that is probably a huge stretch.
        rtkewley
        • 11 Months Ago
        @rmt_1
        As a taxpayer, I seriously hope the DEA has better things to do than involve themselves in this nonsense.
      Leviathan18
      • 11 Months Ago
      If someone mess with my pride and joy i would seriously harm them
      carnut0913
      • 11 Months Ago
      that's awesome. I think I would have been apoplectic.
      k_m94
      • 11 Months Ago
      April 1st is a few months away still
      Michaele
      • 11 Months Ago
      A joke? A prank? More like a buttwipe convention .
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