The name “McQueen” goes well beyond Disney movies—it speaks of racing pedigree in a person’s blood, regardless of his/her ride. One of those rides is up for sale as Gooding & Company will be auctioning a Porsche 917K driven by Steve McQueen at Pebble Beach on August 16-17. McQueen didn’t own the famous racer but, rather, he drove it in the movie Le Mans, which was released a year after it completed the 24 Hours of Le Mans in record time. It was also the first 917 to race at the 1,000 km Spa-Francorchamps.
For such a special car, it may be surprising to learn that it laid dormant until the early-2000s when it was rediscovered. Today, it finds itself in great shape and ready to be traded to another good home. Road and Track predicts that this car will be the most expensive car ever sold at auction to date, beating the 1957 Ferrari 250 TR that once sold for 16.4 million dollars. Between its racing pedigree, and McQueen history, it is an authentic piece of automotive history that just may set a new record.