As unpredictable on and off the pitch, Diego Armando Maradona was a big fan of sports and exceptional cars. A Porsche 911 Cabriolet (Type 964) that belonged to him will be put on sale at the beginning of March at an auction organized by the Bonhams house.
Adored by Argentines, deified during his lifetime by the Neapolitans, Diego Armando Maradona passed away on November 25 at the age of 60. More than one of the best players in the history of football, El Pibe de Oro had entered into legend thanks to his sporting exploits and the escapades of his private life.
Whoever was able to dribble an entire team before going to score was also a speed and sports car freak. Owner of many legendary models – Ferrari F40, Ferrari Testarossa … and Renault Fuego – he had a little penchant for Porsche. And in particular for this 911 Type 964 Carrera 2 Cabriolet Turbo Look factory from 1992 put on sale soon by Bonhams.
Left foot on the ball, right foot on the accelerator
Delivered new in November 1992 in Seville, where the player had just signed after 8 years and a myriad of trophies in Naples, the 911 was used every day by Maradona. He was also stopped at his wheel after driving at 180 km / h and running a red light in the city center of the Andalusian capital.
After being sold to its second owner, the 911 Cab passed into the hands of several French collectors. With 120,000 km on the clock and its 3.6-liter engine developing 250 hp, this somewhat special 964 is estimated between 150,000 and 200,000 €. For those interested, the sale will take place online from March 3 to 10, 2021.