Auction finds: The Cobra-beating* Porsche 964 from ‘Bad Boys’ could be yours

*Still up for debate even in 2021
by Vijay Pattni | Nov 27, 2021
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Whatcha gonna do when...a bona fide movie Porsche comes up for auction? Bet your very last dollar. Especially if it’s a 964 Turbo driven by Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Welcome to today’s fantasy shop: The Porsche 911 from 1995’s Bad Boys.

Yep, the car that managed to outrun a Shelby Cobra, and one used as unofficial shorthand for Smith’s character being a petrolhead, could be yours. Mecum Auctions has put this Turbo as the ‘Main Attraction’ in its upcoming January 2022 Kissimmee sale.

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And what an attraction. Just one of fewer than 350 units of the 964 Turbo built for the United States, this one’s a 1994 model, complete with that 3.6-liter flat-six turbo engine slung out back, mated to a five-speed manual ’box in the middle. It looks to be in absolutely mint condition considering it’s very old and it appeared in a Michael Bay movie, and was therefore only ever six seconds away from a slow-motion explosion.

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Mr. Bay himself owned this very car, after which its history takes a few turns. Bay sold it to film producer Pat Sandstone, who in turn sold it to the current owner in 2005, who in turn sold it to the Matthew Drendel collection in 2008 before buying it back in 2014.

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Since then, it’s gone on to win first-place finishes at a few concours events, was rolled out for the Bad Boys for Life premiere back in January 2020, and comes with just 34,396 miles (55,355km) on the clock and a pair of certificates: One from Porsche saying that it is indeed an Actual Porsche, and one from the movie saying it was in one.

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You can check the listing here. But before you do, on a scale of 1-10, how much can you now not get that song out of your head?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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