The most recent Barrett-Jackson, which took place at the Inaugural Houston Auction at NRG Center in Houston, Texas, achieved $37.5 million in total sales, including a record-setting $1.98-million for a 1979 Porsche 928 driven by Tom Cruise in “Risky Business”. These vehicles normally sell for $20,000 – $50,000+ USD depending on the condition, but this is one of three used during filming and received the most screen time with Tom Cruise behind the wheel. Read more for two videos and additional information.
To keep this famous vehicle in concours condition – the most professional level of restoration possible, it was stored in a climate-controlled environment and was showcased at Porsche Cars North America for a 1-year before being transported to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles for its influential Porsche Effect Exhibit. Power comes from a 4.5L naturally-aspirated V8 producing 219 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque, paired with a five-speed manual transmission, enabling it to hit 60 mph in a very respectable 6.8 seconds.
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We rocked the house in Houston and delivered the kind of results expected from a state that likes to do everything bigger and better. Our 100-percent No Reserve docket reinforced the demand for American-built Resto-Mods and quality customs, and the strong prices underscored the trust we’ve earned from our consignors and bidders. We’re bringing new collectors to the hobby with every auction with diverse dockets filled with vehicles that enthusiasts can relate to and enjoy. Join us in Scottsdale in January to celebrate this incredible journey we’re on,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson.