For Sale: Steve McQueen’s old Porsche Turbo

Is this possibly the coolest car in the world?  Steve McQueen’s 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Cerrera in Slate Grey and Black livery.  Its up for auction in August…

1976 PORSCHE 930 TURBO CARRERA

1976 PORSCHE 930 TURBO CARRERA

The color chosen so not to attract the attention of California Highway Cops when driving fast.  Originally purchased for $17,000.  The value now?  Lots.  His old sunglasses were sold for $70,000!!!

There is a video describing the history of the car here.

 

What Car? Auto Reliability Survey Results

What Car? have issued the results of their 2015 UK warranty survey on the reliability of cars of between 3 to 8 years old.  It showed that autos made by Japanese manufacturers were the most reliable, and (surprisingly) those made by the Germans amongst the worst.

The top three were Top of the poll was Honda, Suzuki and Toyota.  Whilst the worst was the (German owned) Bentley, with Porsche, Mercedes Benz and Audi just above.

It should be noted that repair costs were a factor in the scoring mechanism, and spare parts for a Bentley or a Porsche are going to be a lot more than for a Honda or a Suzuki.

1 Honda
2 Suzuki
3 Toyota
4 Chevrolet / Mazda
6 Ford
7 Lexus
8 Skoda
9 Hyundai / Nissan / Subaru
12 Daewoo / Peugeot
14 Fiat
15 Citroen
16 Smart
17 Mitsubishi
18 Kia
19 Vauxhall
20 Seat
21 Renault
22 Mini
23 Volkswagen
24 Rover
25 Volvo
26 Saab
27 Land Rover
28 BMW / MG
30 Jaguar
31 SsangYong
32 Mercedes-Benz
33 Chrysler
34 Audi
35 Jeep
36 Porsche
37 Bentley