Soccer legend Diego Maradona’s 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Type 964 “Works Turbo Look” Cabriolet is being offered by Bonhams during their upcoming Paris auction. Early estimates by the auction house have the Porsche valued between $180,000 – $240,000.
Maradona’s Porsche was delivered to him in November of 1992 when he played his last season of European soccer for Sevilla. The matching-numbers Porsche is one-of-1,200 Type 964 Carrera 2 “WTL” Cabriolets produced.
The Porsche “WTL” was produced for two-years and is powered by a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Carrera 2 engine that produced a factory-rated 250hp. This model Porsche had a top speed of 161 mph.
The original maintenance book is in Maradona’s name and has been stamped six-times, most recently in 2004 at 65,430-miles. It is a well-documented Porsche and invoices include sundry services in 2011 and 2016, and it was repainted its original color in the winter of 2016-17.
Documentation indicate that ownership was transferred to Angelica Bartel of Majorca on September 25, 1993 at 4,660-miles. Further documentation on file state it was owned by Bruno Hinze of Ville-d’Avray, France in 2000 and then Jacques Rouy, of Jarny, France, in 2001.
From 2003 to 2016 it was owned by Guy Della Casa of Montbard, France and was in his possession until it was acquired by the current owner.
Maradona was a joint winner of the “FIFA Player of the Century” award, along with Pele, and he captained the 1986 Argentina national team that won the World Cup. His “Hand of God” goal during the 1986 World Cup quarter-final victory over England helped cement his legacy on the pitch.
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He played with Barcelona from 1982-1984 and then transferred to Napoli for $10.48 million. He enjoyed his greatest professional success during his tenure (1984-1991) and as captain led them to a pair of Series A Italian championships. He retired in 1997 after a stint with the Boca Juniors.
The Argentinian soccer legend passed away on November 20, 2020 at the age of 60.