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April 24, 2024

Steve McQueen’s Porsche Turbo Brings Big Money

by Mike –

The McQueen Factor was high at the Mecum auction last week in Monterey. Mecum sold this 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera for a whopping $1,950,000 US.

Without the ownership of Steve McQueen this Porsche Turbo would be valued at around $290,000 US (for a condition 1) according to the Hagerty Price Guide.

Steve McQueen's Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

Mecum said,

– Steve McQueen’s very last special order Porsche
– Special Order color, Slate Gray
– Rare early production non-intercooled 3.0 liter engine
– Sunroof
– Dual mirrors
– Limited-slip differential
– Black interior
– Sport seats
– 8″ front and 9″ rear wheels added later by McQueen
– Dashboard switch added by McQueen to kill the rear lights in case he was being chased on Mulholland Drive
– A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit The Boys Republic, a non-profit treatment community for troubled youngsters in Chino Hills, California
– Steve McQueen was a 1946 alumnus of The Boys Republic and attributes BR with being the one place that turned his life around
– For more information about The Boys Republic, visit

Steve McQueen's Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

Steve McQueen really loved this slate gray color and I admit it does look good on a Porsche 911.

Steve McQueen's Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

Steve McQueen's Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

Take a look at this 1986 Porsche 930 Turbo up for auction here on My Car Quest.

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The photos are by Mike Gulett at the Carmel Concours On The Avenue on Tuesday August 11, 2015.

Steve McQueen's Porsche Turbo Brings Big Money
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Steve McQueen's Porsche Turbo Brings Big Money
Steve McQueen's last special order Porsche sells at the Mecum auction in Monterey for nearly $2 million.


  1. I was the guy who brokered that Ferrari when Bill Karp finally decided to part with it years ago, so I feel some sort of affinity with it. I am delighted to see it back in one of it’s original colors, but staggered by the price (especially to a dealer.) I hope he has a ready buyer!

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