‘Any Porsche 917 heading to auction could be expected to sell for a significant amount of money — it’s one of the most legendary racing cars of all time. The 917K being sold by Sotheby’s at its August auction in Monterey, California, is just a little bit more special, though: it was used in the 1971 Steve McQueen film, Le Mans, and as such is expected to sell for as much as $18 million.
For all that, there is a dangerous glamour both to the movie and to the Porsche 917, with its egg-shell bodywork and mighty 4.5-litre flat-12 engine. While McQueen didn’t win the on-screen race in this car, it’s still closely associated with the silver screen legend and so will quite likely break more than a few records when it crosses the auctioneer’s block on August 13.’
Source: Sunday Times Driving