The iconic 1970 Porsche 917K driven by the late Steve McQueen in the classic racing film 'Le Mans' will be put up for sale by Sotheby's on Aug. 13.
The legendary car played a starring role in the 1971 film and is cited by racing fans as perhaps the 'greatest sports car of its generation' during a time when speed took priority over safety in the world of racing.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
While multiple Porsches were used in the film, it was the footage of this car's run in the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hour, the race the film is based on, that was used in the movie.
The car was used in the winning shot when McQueen crossed the finish line.
The 1970 Porsche 917K that crossed the finish line in Steve McQueen's 'Le Mans' is set to fetch more than $18M at auction next month
McQueen, seen above, used several Porsches during the classic film
After being damaged in a crash and remodeled as a 917 Spyder, the car has been restored to its former glory
If sold for $18.5 million, the car would be not only the most expensive Porsche ever sold in the world, beating out another McQueen 'Le Mans' Porsche sold for $14 million in 2017Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The sports car represents the culmination of Porsche's engineering at the time as the company sought to take its first victory at the 1970 race, according to the auction's site.
The 917 was one of Porsche's most successful race