Bill Gates’ Porsche 911 Turbo to go under the hammer at Dorotheum AuctionMay 23, 2012 by: Rituraj Mishra
In his younger days Bill Gates had quite a thing with the Porsche brand and their cars. His most famous or infamous incident being the high speed excursion n New Mexico which had him arrested.
Soon after starting Microsoft with Paul Allen he had bought a Porsche , a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo which is heading for Auction in Vienna. For some unknown reasons this car had been in Austria after Gates ditched it. The current owner has had the car repainted to the original Turquoise and also has overhauled the 3.3 liter 300 hp engine.
The car to be auctioned at Dorotheum auction is estimated to fetch around $55,500 to $71,000 and will be for auction on June 6. Let’s see if Mr Gates turn out to get the car back.