Does a Bill Gates pedigree command a premium in the market for classic cars?

Over the years I’ve spent more time than I care to admit doing research on Bill Gates’ old cars, trying to figure out if a Lexus that was up for sale on eBay had truly once belonged to the Microsoft co-founder. And this week another of his former vehicles surfaced — a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3, being auctioned off in Austria.

They have the papers connecting the car to Gates, with the same Seattle address (3509 43rd Ave NE) as on the Lexus registration papers.

The auction house estimates the value of the Porsche between $55,000 and $71,000.

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  • Guest

    Lean, fast, and exotic, at least in its day. Not well past its prime. Like Microsoft.

    • Madghia

       clever way you threw out the Microsoft zinger, but you clearly don’t know much about 930 turbos. 

  • Guest

    Looks good! Does the auction house take LevelUp?

  • Kale Davis

    If I remember the book Hard Drive correctly I bet it doesn’t have a radio in it and it has a lot of speeding tickets tucked under the seat.

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