An immaculate Porsche 911 Carrera owned by late football star Diego Maradona is heading to auction, looking as though it was hardly driven despite approximately 75,000 miles (120,000 kms) on the speedometer. It’s especially notable because it’s part of a limited run of Carreras created by Porsche in the early ’90s.
In November of 1992, Maradona — better known as El Diego — took possession of the then-new Type 2 Carrera 2 WTL (Works Turbo Look), one of only 1,200 models that rolled out of the factory during a two-year production run. It’s available in what auction house Bonhams describes as “practically original” condition, including the original 250bhp 3.6-liter Carrera 2 engine, maxing out at about 124 mph (200 kmh). The Porsche also retains its classy silver paint job and slick black leather interior, as classy today as it was in ‘92.
Expected to sell for €150,000 – €200,000 EUR (approximately $180,000 – $240,000 USD), El Diego’s Porsche 911 is part of the Les Grand Marques Du Monde à Paris Sale that begins Bonhams’ site on March 3. The auction naturally includes many more cars from makers as diverse as Mercedes-Benz, Lancia and Aston Martin.
Other notable automotive auctions are afoot elsewhere, including a striking Zagato-refined Ferrari 599 GTZ Spyder.