This Porsche was owned by the king of cool


Steve McQueen was quite possibly the coolest man to have ever lived, so it makes sense that his car would be equally as cool.

And now all of us un-cools have a chance to boost our social standing with the world champion of barn finds: McQueen's Porsche 917K. The price tag is only around $13 or $16 million of your dear, precious change. Who says you can't buy happiness?

Gooding & Company is offering chassis 917-024 up for auction after it spent almost 20 years in a barn. A Swiss group of specialists, Graber Sportgarage, took original pieces and patched the famous car back together for a full restoration.


McQueen's 917K looks familiar because of it's appearance in the 1971 movie, Le Mans. Equipped with its orange and blue Gulf livery and a flat-12 engine, the car is one of the most recognizable vehicles on the planet.

Hopefully this representation of success at Le Mans will find its way onto the track again.

Related: Watch The Most Famous Car Chase In History From Steve McQueen's "Bullit"


H/T Road and Track