Before he passed away in 1980, Steve McQueen ordered the above-pictured 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera, and now, the car will be auctioned off at the Mecum Auctions during the upcoming Monterey Car Week in August. The car features a slew of special custom touches as executed by the legendary actor/racer/all-around badass McQueen, and is expected to cross the block for well over a million dollars.
As anyone familiar with McQueen will tell you, no vehicle in the man’s extensive collection of machinery could be seen as “run-of-the-mill,” and such is the case with this 930 Turbo. The exterior is painted in a special-order Slate Gray, while the engine is an early production, non-intercooled 3.0-liter unit, making for what’s considered to be one of the more rare and pure iterations available. Grip is assisted thanks to positraction in the rear.
Also included is a sunroof and dual side mirrors, while the interior is draped in black and is equipped with sport seats. McQueen swapped out the old wheels in favor of +1 rollers measuring 8 inches up front and 9 inches in the back. There’s also a switch on the dash to kill the rear lights in the event of a high-speed chase down Mulholland Drive. Did I mention McQueen was a badass?
“The car is rich in history. This is the last of the McQueen cars, really,” says McQueen’s son, Chad.
A portion of the proceeds at auction will be donated to The Boys Republic, a non-profit treatment community for troubled youth based out of Chino, California. McQueen was a 1946 alumnus of the organization and attributes it with being the one place that turned his life around.
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Steve McQueen’s 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera Will Be Auctioned In Monterey originally appeared on topspeed.com on Saturday, 13 June 2015 12:00 EST.