Paul Newman’s Classic 1979 Porsche 935 Preparing For Auction


Legendary Hollywood actor Paul Newman’s 1979 Porsche 935 will be auctioned at Gooding & Co., where it is expected to fetch around £3,000,000.

The Cool Hand Luke star once raced the Porsche to second place in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

That day, Newman put in a remarkable shift alongside his teammates Ralf Stommelen and Dick Barbour.

Newman’s performance was particularly noteworthy as it was his debut at the iconic race.

Strong Interest In Porsches

The 935 will be one of a handful of Porsche’s sold at auction later this summer.

“We have seen significant interest in the Porsche market, especially for competition and limited production vehicles,” said auction house founder Dave Gooding.

“We are presenting examples that embody a connoisseur’s quest for exceptional provenance and distinction with these remarkable Porsches.”

The car was restored to its 1979 glory in 2006, and was awarded best-in-class at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance awards in 2007.

It will be auctioned at Pebble Beach between August 20-21, where it is expected to sell for at least £3 million.

A Porsche 911 SC/RS will also be auctioned and is value at $1,000,000.

Will Titterington
  • 5th July 2016

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