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Porsche 917K used by McQueen in film could top $20 million at auction
Porsche 917K used by McQueen in film could top $20 million at auction

With obscene rarity, Hollywood film credits, and immense historical significance, the value of a 1969 Porsche racing car heading to auction could be a record-breaker. Gooding & Co, the Santa Monica-based auction house, announced Monday that it will be bringing to its annual Pebble Beach sale a 1969 Porsche 917K. The car is one of only 25 such racers built, and it was also featured prominently in Steve McQueen’s 1971 film “LeMans.” Though Gooding wouldn’t disclose the expected sale price, lesser 917s with nowhere near this model’s provenance have sold privately for between $10 million and $15 million. This means chassis 917-024 could pass the $20-million...

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