Tom Cruise Dangerous Enterprise Film Porsche 928 Pulls $1.98 Million at Public sale

A 1979 Porsche 928 featured within the movie “Dangerous Enterprise” simply offered at public sale for a surprising $1.98 million, and that value represents a world file public sale sale of any Porsche 928 – from any 12 months.
The 928 was a form of entry-level mannequin with a GT taste added to the lineup within the 1970’s, and Porsche constructed the 928 between 1978 and 1995. Again in 1983 that mannequin truly held the title of the quickest inventory automobile offered within the US because it reached a prime pace of 146 mph (235 km/h).

However the provenance of this automobile is what pulled the large cash and never its efficiency. In that film, a Chicago teenager performed by Cruise is hell-bent on discovering some enjoyable whereas his guardian are out of city – however issues head south in a rush. Cruise takes the 928 on an odyssey to flee from a pimp and his love curiosity within the movie, Lana, tugs on the handbrake to deposit the automobile in a lake.

This 928, VIN 9289201213, was stated by the sellers to be in glorious situation, and whereas rolled out of the manufacturing unit painted inexperienced, it turned well-known coated in gold for the film.

The automobile additionally starred in one other movie. After its look in Dangerous Enterprise, the 928 featured in The Quest for the RB928, a documentary by Lewis Johnsen the place he makes an attempt to trace it down. It additionally appeared because the featured car at a lot of exhibitions, together with one by Porsche Automobiles North America and one on the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Porsche Impact Exhibit.

And for some reference, contemplate that auto insurer and valuation firm Hagerty has estimated {that a} 928 in good situation is price one thing like $70,000.

However this one has some severe lineage and was provided full with signatures from a number of members of the movie’s forged – although Tom Cruise’s sig just isn’t amongst them – and the sale included pictures of the automobile on the film set.

The public sale at Barrett-Jackson yesterday, the corporate’s Inaugural Houston Public sale, totaled gross sales of greater than $37.5 million.

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