1989 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA SPEEDSTER 'NICHOLAS CAGES' - 65790Sold* at Las Vegas 2008 - Lot #782 1989 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA SPEEDSTER 'NICHOLAS CAGES'//cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/65790/65790_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1989 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA SPEEDSTER "NICHOLAS CAGES"
Las Vegas 2008
SPEEDSTER "NICHOLAS CAGE'S"
SPORTS CARS - CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #782 - A black on black convertible. Stolen and recovered in 2002 and was owned by Nicholas Cage at the time of its theft. It was stolen at the time of Cage's movie "Gone in 60 Seconds." This 1989 Porsche Speedster was on its way to auction in 2002 when stolen from a transport truck outside of St. Louis, MO. With only 150 miles on it, the thieves drove approximately 100 miles to the Lake of the Ozarks and after a bit of a joy ride, in January, they decided they had enough fun and let it roll down a boat ramp into 12 feet of water. After recovery and settlement, the Speedster which is 1 of 802 Special Production vehicles, went through the restoration process. At the time of restoration the vehicle had 457 miles on it. Approximately 250 miles were added on the odometer during the repairs to the gauges. Presently there is less than 1,200 original miles on this soon to be 20-year-old car. It seems ironic that at the time of "Gone in 60 Seconds," Cage's character, the thief himself, was having "His Eleanor" stolen away. The thieves had no clue who's vehicle they were taking out for a ride. Some major publications to note this incident were "Playboy" August 2003 and People in January 2002.
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