Thanks to my husband for passing on the Christie’s link
(see source below to check it for yourself) to me. Seems they’ll be offering up
a 1971 Porsche 911 T coupe driven by Steve McQueen in the 1971 film Le Mans at
their November 4 sale in Paris. Along with several other Porsches, it had been
purchased by McQueen’s production company from Swiss racing driver Jo Siffert
for use in the film. It was later given to leading lady Elga Andersen. It’s had
two owners since.
As the title suggests, the movie is about racing at Le
Mans. It starred McQueen as an American race car driver, and was filmed
entirely on location.
Oddly enough, I can’t find it on the Internet Movie Cars
Database, but they have a 1970 Porsche 911 S which looks like the same car HERE.
They also have pictures of a lot of other cars in the movie.
Christie’s estimates the car will sell for between
€250,000-350,000. They describe it as “in exquisite condition, with original
body paint and minimal repairs at the front and front sides.” And a mere 46,350
km on the odometer.
Autorama is back for its second year. Once again it’s
being held at the Olympic Stadium. It’s open Friday and Saturday from 10 am to
10 pm, and on Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. General admission is $13 (13 and
over), taxes included. Children (6 to 12) are $6 and must be accompanied by an
adult. Children younger than that are free.
I thought last year’s event was terrific and am really
happy to see them running it again. If you’re looking for something to do this
weekend, check it out.