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Old 15-02-2015, 20:13
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Steve McQueen's LeMans Porsche

I sent the below e-mail to my friend Stephan concerning Steve McQueen's 911 LeMans Porsche and thought you all might enjoy the story. Stephan's e-mail response to me follows and Judge Jesse Rodriguez is cited in the document that Stephan was so great to find:

> Subject: McQueen's 1970 Porsche 911
> From: smtriplitt@aol.com
> Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:15:20 -0800
> To: [email]stephan_hoekstra
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> Hi Stephan,
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> I need your help investigating this 1970 Porsche 911.
>
> Friday afternoon, when Marilyn and I were grocery shopping, I met an old friend that worked with me in 1968 when we were installing tires on cars at the Sears automotive center. We were both kids. He was from Cuba, as were many of the guys I "busted" tires with. We both graduated from college in 1971. I went to work at Hughes Aircraft Company and he continued his education and graduated from law school and became a court judge here in the Los Angeles area.
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> In any event, when I saw him in the grocery store, he said he loved Porsches and once owned Steve McQueen's Porsche. He really liked the car but sold it, perhaps to help pay for his son's education. We were both pressed for time, but I thought he said it was one that Steve drove at LeMans. However, I don't think it could be the 917 in the movie. Perhaps it was this one. Is there any way to verify this? My friends name is Jesse Rodriguez.
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> Here is are two videos I found on YouTube. The first shows McQueen driving a 911 in France. The second video shows a new owner of McQueen's 911 after he recently bought it here in LA. The time of the purchase by the new owner seems to match the "recent" sale that Jesse mentioned.
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> What do you think? If I had Jesse's contact info I would call him, but I don't have it.
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> http://youtu.be/daxIq792x5U
> http://youtu.be/vq0hjLTRSro
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> Thanks,
> Scott

On Feb 15, 2015, at 1:08 AM, Stephan Hoekstra wrote:

Hi Scott,

Nice quest!

Great history this car has.

Your friend bought the car in April 2005: http://www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=1057342

Not sure what he got for it but probably not the amount whta the new owner got for it when auctioned and sold for $1,375,000.00

Best wishes,

Stephan
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Old 15-02-2015, 21:16
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Judge Jesse Rodriguez sentencing President Clinton's brother

The man who once owned Steve McQueen's 1970 911S sentencing President Bill Clinton's brother: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/ne...-photo/1607207
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Old 16-02-2015, 06:56
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Talking about "Out of this world"....someday, I'll write about my nephew, Steven Weber, and his relationship with the William Randolph Hearst family. I must say, this crazy stuff can only happen in California!
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