Porsche 928 From ‘Risky Business’ Sold For Way More Than We Expected
A quick search for a living Porsche 928 up for auction will show examples with current bids around the $20,000 mark. But this particular example isn’t any regular front-engine Porsche coupe – it’s Tom Cruise’s co-star in the 1983 film Risky Business, and it met a hammer price of $1,980,000 at the Barrett-Jackson 2021 Houston auction.
Of note, this mind-blowing price tag puts this 1979 Porsche 928 on a pedestal, now standing as the world record holder for auction sale of any Porsche 928 from any year, according to Barrett-Jackson.
That said, this celebrity 928 becomes the headliner of the event, which hits $37.5 million in total sales. According to the auction house, the 2021 Houston auction had a 100-percent sell-through rate and 34 world-record auction sales, surpassing over 200 world records in 2021.
Apart from being a film star, the Porsche 928 is notably the car Cruise used to learn how to drive a manual. It isn’t the one that met its doom at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Rather, it’s one of three on-screen cars driven during filming and one of the two cars used in the iconic car chase scene.