09/20/2021 2:36 PM
Updated 09/20/2021 2:36 PM
Nothing ventured nothing gained.
That was the motto of "
" (Risky Business) one of the first films I participated Tom Cruise.
The funny thing is that 40 years later, the
that the actor used during the film was auctioned for no less than
1.98 million dollars
The auction was organized over the weekend in Houston (USA) by the firm Barrett-Jackson, who determined that the German sports car exceeded all expectations by obtaining the
highest sales figure in its history
The Porsche 928 thus became the great protagonist of the evening in which other sports cars were also auctioned such as a
Ford GT Lightweight
(US $ 1.2 million) and a Shelby GT350 that once owned and raced the former Formula 1 driver
With this Porsche, Tom Cruise, who in the film played the young Joel Goodsen, learned to drive cars with a manual gearbox.
From Stuttgart to Hollywood
The Porsche 928 is a model that, although it was manufactured for almost 20 years (1977-1995), never fulfilled its destiny: to replace the iconic
It is also not considered a valuable collector's item, so this vehicle, one of the three used to shoot the film, exceeded all expectations.
The auctioned model was manufactured in 1979 and was equipped with a
4.5-liter V8 engine
, associated with a five-speed manual gearbox.
The 928 auctioned corresponds to a model manufactured in 1979. Photo Barrett-Jackson
The interesting thing is that his trail was lost after filming "
", which led him to also star in "
The search for RB928 (Risky Business 928)
", a documentary that tells the adventures to find his whereabouts.
Once found, the vehicle was restored and displayed for years at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California, which includes one of the largest Hollywood car collections on the planet.
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