What you need to know
- A very special Porsche has just gone up for auction.
- It's a 1979 Porsche 935.
- It's decked out in an iconic 'Apple computer' rainbow livery.
A 1979 Porsche 935 adorned with an iconic Apple livery has gone up for auction in Miami.
Over at duPont Registry , this "Apple car" is listed for a cool $499,000. It's description states:
In 1979 actor Paul Newman showed up at Le Mans and managed to finish second, causing a media sensation. The car he drove was a Porsche 935, owned by Dick Barbour. When it returned in 1980, it was sponsored by Apple, the first and last time Apple would ever sponsor a race car. The Exact Porsche he drove was bought by Adam Carolla for $.4 million in 2016, so really $499,000 for this model is an absolute bargain. It boasts a 3.8 L Twin Turbo engine and rear-wheel drive.
Maybe not the Apple Car some of you are hoping for, but still pretty awesome.
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