Bill Gates’ 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo soldJune 6, 2012 by: Rituraj Mishra
Computer geeks don’t go big with cars. They might build a great car with highly advanced technology but they still would prefer an Alienware over a BMW. Being an exception to this belief was Mr. Bill Gates who had a lively passion for Porsches.
The car shown above is a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo, a classic piece in modern era. It was owned by Mr. Gates and recently the car has been on the auction blocks. To be precise it was being auctioned at Vienna in Austria.
Shorter and cuter than today’s Porsche 911 and still packing a 3.3 liter engine worth 300 hp, we knew it would go for a hefty price. Plus it was owned by Bill Gates. But a price of $80,000 disappointed us utterly. Being a classic, powerful machine that was once owned by the Richest man on this planet it needed some more financial respect.