The term legend is often used to speak of an athlete, but only a few have actually achieved that status. One of them, without a doubt, is Diego Armando Maradona.
The Argentine star, like many high-level athletes, had in his possession the best sports cars on the market. Ferrari, of course, but also Porsche, like this one Porsche 911 tipo 964 Turbo Look Cabriolet. A car that Bonhams put up for auction next March.
Although in his Italian stage Maradona drove Ferrari, the Testarossa is undoubtedly his best known model, in his last stage in Europe, playing for Sevilla, he preferred a Porsche. Convertible, already put. In fact, this 911 was delivered to you brand new in November 1992.
Appointed captain of the team, he rented the mansion of Juan Antonio Ruiz Román, a famous bullfighter, and it is there that on November 6, 1992, what was then the top of the range of the German brand was delivered to him.
Among the options that equipped his model was the Turbo Look. Back then, any 911 Carrera or Carrera 4 could equip the 911 Turbo body (bumpers, widened fenders, rims, etc). Of course, the flat 6 was still the 3.6 liters atmospheric 250 hp.
This option was available for just two years for the 964 Convertible and in total 1,200 units of the 964 Convertible were produced with the Turbo Look made by Porsche.
A Porsche as famous in its day as Maradona himself
The car was as famous as the Argentine soccer player. And it is that on one occasion she was arrested by the police, after jumping a red light she was hunted at 180 km / h through the urban area of Seville.
His return to the Argentine national team marked the beginning of the end of his ‘forgotten season’ with Sevilla and Maradona left the club in June 1993. Sevilla FC even managed save the payment a million and a half dollars after a surveillance that showed that he offered more spectacle in his nights out than on the field of play.
Finally, the Porsche was sold to a Calvià businesswoman on September 25, 1993. The car then had only 7,500 km. He kept the car until 2000, when he sold it to a French collector.
The 911 was subsequently passed through several French collections until 2016. Maradona’s 964 then passed into the hands of its current owner, who lives in Germany, and who puts it on sale again via Bonhams. Currently, it has about 120,000 km and has been restored at the comic level (paint and nail joints) in Germany shortly before putting it up for sale.
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