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Porsche 911 Turbo: Drive report of Steve McQueen’s ride

Porsche 911 Turbo

Interesting driving report here with Steve McQueen’s Porsche 911 Turbo.

These days lots of people claim to know Steve McQueen. In fact a little niche of celebrity journalism about the late actor has sprung up, and naturally there are plenty of references to the cars he owned, many of which have crossed the auction block.

But the truth is, it all happened a long time ago. McQueen died in 1980 at age 50, and his cool, laconic style on the screen is the antithesis of the well-meaning but smarmy things that are written about him today.

The one thing that can safely be said about Steve McQueen is he liked machines — things that clattered, rattled and zoomed. He owned airplanes, motorcycles and especially cars.

Like this 1976 Porsche Turbo Carrera.