It's rusty, it doesn't run, and it has a few dents but it's up for grabs on eBay. Jenner bought the car in 1976 right after he'd signed his first deal with Adidas and the same year he won the games. Before the 914, he was driving a $175 1963 VW bug so spending $5600 on a brand new car was a big deal. My how times have changed for
Bruce Caitlyn since then....
"So I bought this brand new 914 Porsche, green in color, the only new car I’d ever bought – for $5,600. My payments were $98 and I’m thinking, how am I going to pay that?" - Bruce Jenner interview with Barbara Terry
Shout out to Eric for the tip!
We're not entirely sure if this is the world's grumpiest automotive presenter sitting in a Porsche but a Reddit user recently spotted a fairly convincing Jezza driving a Targa GTS.
The driver is certainly dressed for the part, and if the real Clarkson were to climb out, that brown jacket would almost certainly be paired with denim and a questionable pair of moccasins.
Clarkson is known for his dislike of Beetles - I mean, Porsches - but if it really was him, it would almost certainly be a press car.
Whoever's driving looks like he's either bored of the traffic and fiddling with buttons, or he's desperately looking for something amusing and of hyperbolic proportions to say about the car to annoy 911 lover and co-presenter, Hamster Hammond.
I guess we'll have to wait until the ex BBC trio appear on Amazon Prime to see if the car makes an appearance on their new format.
Janis Joplin's wildly painted 1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet is set to be auctioned off this December by RM Sotheby's in New York City. Janis bought the Porsche in September 1968 (it was white originally) and had a friend customize it with the psychedelic mural. She drove it as her daily driver until she died of a drug overdose in 1970. The Porsche has been sitting at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland for the past two decades and was given a full restoration in the early 90's.
The car is expected to bring in around $400,000.
Photos (RM Sotheby's Facebook - Darin Schnabel © 2015 courtesy RM Sotheby’s)
It appears that one of the Jenner boys was celebrating a birthday this weekend and they must have asked Caitlyn (aka mom) if they could take out her Porsche GT3RS.
We shared a post on Facebook a few days ago regarding Magnus Walker's Porsche that was damaged at a Porsche event in Minneapolis. Prior to now, I had thought it was backed into but today it came out that he lost control of the vehicle with a reporter in the vehicle.
No one was injured but it goes to show that you never know what will happen and that closed courses are the best place for spirited driving!
See the video here at Start Tribune.
Photo credit: Seattle Speedometer