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NewsPablo Escobar’s Porsche Race Car to be Sold at Auction

Pablo Escobar’s Porsche Race Car to be Sold at Auction

Pablo Escobar's most famous race car is up for auction

  • It is a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC, one of 15 built that year

  • Other famous owners include Roger Penske and Emerson Fittipaldi

  • Auction ends on October 7 and bids are currently at over $850,000 USD

Pablo Escobar is obviously known for being a ruthless drug lord and narcoterrorist, but few know he also had a racing career.

Indeed, he used some of the money he was making in his “day job” to fund his passion for racing, beginning with Renaults and graduating to Porsches.

One of his most famous cars is this 1974 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC, that he raced in the late 80s before his death in 1993.

He raced it in his native Colombia for a few years, but the car was equipped with 935 bodywork and a Martini livery.

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Pablo Escobar’s 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC | Photo: Collecting Cars Auction House

Interestingly, this car had other famous owners and drivers, including Roger Penske who bought it new in 1974 and Formula One champion Emerson Fittipaldi, who raced it in the first IROC season, the same year.

The car also participated in some prestigious races, such as the 24 hours of Daytona and the Sebring 12 hours, both in the early 80s.

The Porsche was brought back to the United States in the early 90s, around the time Escobar died, and it was completely restored in 2007.

As it stands currently, the car wears its Sahara beige original livery, which is different form the one it had under the drug lord’s ownership.

The Porsche is now living in Florida, where it is currently being sold at an auction that closes on October 7, 2022 at 6 PM. 17 bids have currently been placed, reaching over $850,000 USD

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Pablo Escobar’s 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC | Photo: Collecting Cars Auction House

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