A Porsche 911 tuned by Canadian aftermarket specialist Bisimoto Engineering has been inspired by Steve McQueen and can now be snatched by interested parties via the Mecum’s Monterey sale next month.
Best of all, the proceeds will be directed to McQueen’s favorite charity – the Boys Republic charity. The design has been fashioned as to look the part of a late-Sixties car of the type McQueen drove and raced – with the hue being Slate Grey, the same colour as the 911T McQueen was seen in the opening sequence of Le Mans. Power is more modern though, with a Nineties 3.6-litre engine getting sequential fuel injection, throttle bodies, a GT3 intake manifold, and a bespoke exhaust with pulse chambers – meaning the soundtrack should be a clever match to the 316 horsepower output.
Handling is also better – the standard rear torsion bar arrangement has been swaped for a custom coilover set-up and the car has been lowered, also packing a subtle 1.5-degree slant towards the front. Tipping the scales at just 2,400 pounds, it should be ready for racing as well. The cockpit has all the needed amenities – four-point rollcage, custom-made, aircraft-style, bare aluminum seats and McQueen’s preferred Momo Prototipo steering wheel. Mecum thinks it can secure anything between $135,000 and $175,000, with all proceeds directed towards Boys Republic, a California community for trouble kids that McQueen credited with turning his life around.