The “King of Cool,” Steve McQueen, may have made his name with films like Bullitt and The Sand Pebbles, but the American actor was also a noted car enthusiast who owned some of the most covetable automobiles in Hollywood. His last, a 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera purchased before his untimely death at the age of 50, recently hit the auction block and should fetch a pretty penny from car enthusiasts and movie buffs alike.
McQueen’s famous need for speed, by most accounts, always ensured he had the best sets of wheels and his special-order Porsche 930 is no exception. Capable of producing 234 horsepower at 5,500 RPM, the incredibly swift, four-speed car came equipped with the rare early production non-intercooled 3.0 liter turbo engine and was special ordered from Bob Smith Porsche in Hollywood. Among its unique McQueen-requested features include a sunroof, dual mirrors, limited-slip differential and black sport seats, along with a special-order paint job and custom wheels. The result is a car that was a worthy addition to McQueen’s garage, and one of the more memorable Porsches ever made.