Steve McQueen’s Mistress’ Porsche 911T Is For Sale
Photography courtesy of Christie’s
The story of this 1971 Porsche 911 T Coupé is exceptional because of its position, like many people, places, and things, that once found itself within the orbit of Steve McQueen.
And the most simple explanation of its provenance is pretty easy to follow: McQueen’s production company, CBS Solar Film Studios, bought it from none other than the garages of Jo Siffert. (A few other 911s, a 914, 908, and a 917 were also part of the deal.)
Its auction house of record, Christie’s, states matter-of-factly: “McQueen and Elga Andersen had an affair in Le Mans, which was well documented by tabloid newspapers,” and this 911 T Coupé was the Porsche that Andersen took home with her after filming.
Said to be in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition after years spent in the care of Andersen and just two other owners, it’ll be offered at Christie’s The Exceptional Sale in Paris on November 4. Estimate? €250–350,000.