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.