Maradona`s rare Porsche 911 put up for auction
Published: 01:42 PM, 13 February 2021
The car is powered by the Carrera 2’s flat-six 3.6-litre 250bhp Mezger engine and is capable of reaching 161mph.
A stunning early 1990s Porsche 911 first owned and driven by the late Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has been put up for auction.
The 1992 model car will be sold next month at the Bonhams Les Grand Marques Du Monde à Paris Sale. The car is estimated the achieve a figure in the region of €150,000 to €200,000 (£132,000 to £175,000).
Maradona purchased the carin 1992 during his final season playing in Europe at Sevilla. The 'El Diego' returned to Argentina in 1993 after a largely disappointing tenure in Spanish football, selling the car in the process.
The Porsche was sold to a Majorcan collector who kept the car for 20 years, before it passed through the hands of several French owners. It finally remained in the vendor’s possession since 2016.
The Porsche 964 Carrera 2 Convertible Works Turbo Look is one of just 1200 cars manufactured to that specification by the Stuttgart marque. It was produced for just two years.
The car is powered by the Carrera 2’s flat-six 3.6-litre 250bhp Mezger engine and is capable of reaching 161mph. Its performance got Maradona into hot water when he was stopped by armed police for doing 112mph in Sevilla’s city centre.
The car is offered in original yet well-preserved condition having covered 75,000 miles during its 28-year lifespan.
Diego Maradona died on 25 November 2020, at the age of 60, after suffering a heart attack at his home in Dique Luján, Buenos Aires.
The Bonhams sale takes place in the French capital on March 3.