Photo Courtesy of Profiles in History
Popular films and cars often go hand-in-hand, leaving impressions on viewers that last years, perhaps even a lifetime. "Risky Business" is such a film, with iconic scenes and an iconic Porsche, the latter of which seriously helped propel, then unknown actor, Tom Cruise into the star he is today. One of the three luxury sports cars
that Cruise drove in the film is now up for auction in Hollywood, CA., giving anyone the chance to slip behind the wheel and reenact some choice scenes...maybe skipping that dock mishap though.
The 1979 Porsche 928 will be a part of the Profiles in History's Hollywood Treasure From the Vaults sale set to begin on July 28, 2012. Expected to fetch up to $60,000, the gold painted automobile was actually previously owned when it appeared in the film due to Porsche officials refusal to allow director Paul Brickman to use their new cars in the movie, according to auction house boss Joe Maddalena. "When the movie came out, it was a two-hour commercial for Porsche; it literally put them on the map...Maybe Porsche will buy it back," Maddalena told "Access Hollywood Live."