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Steve McQueen 1970 Porsche 917 K #20 Le Mans in 1:18 scale


This is the 1970 Porsche 917 K  Le Mans in 1:18 scale by KK diecast.

Drivers Jo Siffert and Brian Redman

Le Mans is a 1971 American racing film depicting a fictional 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race starring Steve McQueen and directed by Lee H. Katzin. The film began as a John Sturges project, before he was replaced during filming. It features actual footage captured during the 1970 race held the previous June.

Le Mans was a passion project for McQueen, who was a lifelong car enthusiast. He spent two years preparing for the film, including driving in the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans as part of his research. The film's realistic depiction of racing was praised by critics, but it was a box office disappointment.

Despite its initial failure, Le Mans has since gained a cult following among racing fans. It is now considered to be one of the most authentic and immersive car racing films ever made.

Here are some interesting facts about the film:

  • McQueen was so committed to realism that he insisted on driving the Porsche 917 race car himself in many of the film's scenes.
  • The film's producers spent over $1 million on actual footage of the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • The film's soundtrack features the song "Le Mans" by The Who, which was written specifically for the film.
  • Le Mans was the first film to be shot using a new type of camera that could record images at 30 frames per second. This allowed the film to capture the speed and intensity of the racing in unprecedented detail.

If you're a fan of car racing or Steve McQueen, then Le Mans is a must-see film. It's a flawed masterpiece that captures the excitement and danger of one of the world's most challenging motorsports events.

This model is hand painted and polished to a beautiful finish and has a sealed body. These diecast
models are exceptionally accurate of scale, shape and detail. Interior detail is hand assembled and easily
visible.Photo etched parts, die-cutting, tampo printing and waterslide decals are often used for a most
authentic replication.