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Hello Mr. Lowrey:  I wanted to tell you the ’77 Corvette made it home safely.  I know you were a little concerned about driving it this far, but I had no problems at all.  It turned heads all the way home.  My buddies are “jealous”.  Thank you again for being honest about the car and I know I will enjoy it for a long time.  RT, MS

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"I've known Jim Lowrey for almost 30 years and have always respected him as the most knowledgeable and experienced person I knew when it came to cars. Buying cars through Jim has made the process literally a breeze!  Even more important to me than his expertise is his honesty and integrity. I would recommend Jim to anyone wanting to buy or sell a car!"  MG, AL

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Jim, it was nice working with you.  I am not sure if I will do anything to the car (1970 GTO), but it really is a lot better car than I thought originally because the price was so good.  I am glad I came to look at it and have my mechanic check it out.  I will keep up with your cars because I still want to add to my collection as I can.  Thank you again.  AB, AL

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I have been a hot rod guy since a kid. One car I have always wanted was a 1936 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe that was ready to go. I found one that was close to my dream car on Classic Car Store’s website. All steel body built from the ground up as a Pro-Touring car and built right. Jim was very helpful, specific and told me the good and bad about the car. I decided to buy it, bought a one-way ticket from Oklahoma to Birmingham, AL. I hoped the car was what it was supposed to be. Jim picked me up at the Airport and took me to the Owner, an elderly gentleman in a small country town. The car was everything represented, much nicer than I expected. After getting the banking handled I made a road trip back home to Oklahoma stopping and seeing a couple of friends on the way back. Not one problem with the car. Overall it was an excellent experience, especially when you are buying a car from photos and getting information from someone you don’t know. If you want a straight shooter when buying a Classic Car, Jim is the man. Thank you, DF-OK

MOST EXPENSIVE PORSCHE IN HISTORY

8/21/2017
Pat McAssey
Porsche 917 Steve McQueen Drove In ‘Le Mans’ Sells For $14M At Pebble Beach

by Pat McAssey
 
 
Considering the 917 was the race car that secured Porsche its first 24 Hours of Le Mans victory, it’s unsurprising that one recently became the most expensive Porsche ever sold. But what might surprise you is the 917 that broke the record never actually raced at Le Mans. That’s because it was the car that Steve McQueen drove in the 1971 film “Le Mans.” Gooding & Company sold a 1970 Porsche 917, Chassis No. 917-024, for $14,080,000 on Friday at the Pebble Beach Auctions. The car was expected to fetch between $13 million and $16 million. The car that previously held the crown of the most expensive Porsche was a 1982 Porsche 956, which also was sold by Gooding & Company in 2010. That 956 went for $10,120,000, roughly $4 million less than the 917. Porsche produced just 25 examples of the 917, several of which were used during the making of ” Le Mans.” The movie featured footage that was shot at racing speed on the streets of Le Mans, as well as clips from the actual 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans that was captured using camera cars.

 
 
Chassis No. 917-024, sold in the iconic Gulf racing livery, reportedly was used both in the scripted action sequences, and as a camera car that filmed the race. The bodywork still features the mounts that were used for the camera equipment. This is the second car from one of McQueens movies to make headlines in the last year. In March, a Ford expert confirmed that the Mustang from “Bullitt” that was presumed lost had been discovered in Mexico. What’s more, the sale of the 917 comes after Porsche recently announced it will shut down its highly successful Le Mans Prototype 1 program.
 
Thumbnail photo via Flickr/Georg Sander
 
 
 
       
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