1958 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Speedster

First Floor - Artistry

Celebrity ownership of a car often elevates the esteem in which that car’s brand is held, a cultural effect enjoyed by Porsche when “the King of Cool” – actor Steve McQueen – acquired this Speedster. McQueen bought the car with income derived from acting and used it to pursue his passion for racing. His competition successes in the Speedster at Santa Barbara, Del Mar, Willow Springs and Laguna Seca served to magnify perceptions of Porsche’s automobiles as both desirable and capable. (485)

Collection of Chad McQueen