Steve McQueen's iconic 1970 Porsche 917K from 'Le Mans' set to fetch $18.5M in ...

Steve McQueen's iconic 1970 Porsche 917K from 'Le Mans' set to fetch $18.5M in ...
Steve McQueen's iconic 1970 Porsche 917K from 'Le Mans' set to fetch $18.5M in ...
‘The greatest sports car of its generation’ up for auction: 1970 Porsche 917K driven by Steve McQueen in the film 'Le Mans' set to fetch $18.5M when sold by Sotheby’s in August Car collectors will bid for vehicle made famous in the 1971 film 'Le Mans'  Iconic 1970 Porsche 917K crossed the finish line in McQueen's classic racing film Footage of the car's race at the in 1970 Le Mans 24 Hour used in the movie Car has been fully restored to its former glory ahead of auction Another McQueen 'Le Mans' Porsche sold for $14 million in 2017  

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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.  

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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

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

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

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 2017

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 2017

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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

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