Steve McQueen's 1976 Porsche 930 to auction at Mecum

A 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera belonging to Steve McQueen is set to cross the block at Mecum.

The exceptional sports car will provide one of the headline lots of the Monterey 2015 sale on August 13-15.

1976 Porsche 936
The 1976 Porsche 936 is the last car McQueen ordered to his own specifications

No estimate is available, but it's likely to sell for in excess of $200,000 (the average range for the model).

Chad McQueen, the late actor's son, explains: "This car is rich in history. This is the last of the McQueen cars, really. That's known. That's real.

"My dad had little things done to it. Like on the dashboard, he had a switch put on so it would kill the rear lights in case he was being chased on Mulholland Drive.

"When the Porsche RSR Turbo came out in 1974, I was so enamored with it, I just couldn't wait to drive the road car. My dad got this 930 Turbo in 1976, and I didn't have to wait any longer.

"I was 15 at the time, and he was out of town for a week. Every day, sometimes twice in the same day, I'd open the garage, turn the key, give the car a stealthy roll down to the cul-de-sac, fire it up and take off."

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