Continue auctions related episodes from the life of Steve McQueen. In this case, Christie’s put up for auction in London – in his “The Exceptional Sale”, which will be held on November 4 in Paris – a Porsche 911T 1971 that the own Steve McQueen gave it to one of his lovers after the production of “Le Mans”, the outstanding film released in the same year. A realistic film of cult, famous for to use actual car racing, being recorded at the legendary circuit.
This Porsche appears in the film Le Mans as Steve McQueen, but it barely has a secondary role.
A reality dramatized with a plot whose shooting left a multitude of anecdotes about the actor of worship. As half of the production was banned from driving race cars, after the pleas of the insurer to the director of the film. “Le Mans” has scenes of worship for fans of the cinema and the motor car. In the first minutes of the film, Steve McQueen pilots a Porsche 911S through the streets of Le Mans, visiting the scene of the accident where – in the fiction – the past year had had an accident almost moral.
In the film, the German actress Elga Andersen played the role of widow of the Ferrari driver died. Steve McQueen had an affair with Andersen – both in the film and outside of it – that was picked up with relish by the tabloids of the time. McQueen took months to decide who would be his counterpart to love in the movie, to get to know Elga Andersen. The car that would end up giving away to Andersen after the filming of the movie – which took place in the summer of 1970 at Le Mans – is auctioned by Christie s.
it Is expected that this 911T so special to sell a minimum of 250,000 euros.
Is a Porsche 911T brown, who was purchased by the producer to the broker swiss Jo Siffert. It was the same Siffert who sold it to the producer also other 911’s, a 914 and two racing cars – a 908 and an impressive 917 – as part of the same batch. The car was used by the producer during the filming, and was subsequently acquired by McQueen, that is what I was going to bring to the united States, until he decided to offer it to their lover after the shooting. This kept it in a pristine state until his death in the year 1994.
Then changed hands, and since the year 2000 has been maintained by a swiss specialist of Porsche, and used occasionally. The car currently has something more than 46,000 km on the odometer and is in perfect condition. Its interior is fully lined in leather.