This year it is 30 years since one of the all-time greats of the big screen died. Even after three decades the mention of the name Steve McQueen can still result in a moment of silence, not only in cinema circles, but also in the motor car industry.
The guy, known as the "King of Cool," was without doubt one of the biggest movie stars of the 20th century. He was more than that, though: his love of racing and cars and any combination of the two also earned him a dedicated following in motoring circles.
While we are discussing cars: Steve owned a pretty impressive collection of them back in those days. One of these was a 1970 Porsche 911 that is now headed for the auction rooms at RM Auctions in Monterey, California. It will go on auction later in August.
RM says that although the car is 40 years old, it still "remains in exceptionally original condition." Some people might be sceptical about this claim - any car will undoubtedly undergo a fair number of changes in 40 years.
Those who are more optimistic will of course remind us that this specific model is one of the most iconic 911s ever built. The mere fact that it belonged to the "King of Cool" himself is sure to have a rather significant effect on the price.
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