During the famous 12 Hours of Sebring race, McQueen came second to fellow legend Mario Andretti and the event is still considered one of the best endurance races ever. As the story goes, McQueen bought the car specifically for the race and recruited Formula 1 driver Peter Revson as his co-driver. He was in the lead until the last laps when he was overtaken by Andretti in a Ferrari.
The 908/2 is powered by a 3.0L eight-cylinder boxer engine that produces about 350hp and can reach speeds in excess of 200mph thanks to its light 1,400 pound kerb weight. The car will be sold by Bonhams & Butterfields at the start of the Pebble Beach Concours.