This is the 1979 Porsche 911 that drove Bill Gates to the custody suite

09/21/2018

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In June 2012, the pearlescent turquoise car was auctioned off for N31m at Vienna Auction House Dorotheum.

When we talk about Bill Gates, we talk about one of the richest men on earth which results from his dedication to the technology world.

The chairman of Microsoft Inc, is mentioned as an avid reader since his early age that destined his success today. However, not many know the young Bill Gates used to be attached with a not so good reputation.

Young Bill Gates arrested for overspeeding

Bill Gates used to be arrested for over-speeding in 1979

Four years after Microsoft was founded, he was caught over-speeding in his newly-acquired 1979 Porsche 911 and imposed with 3 fines in a single night.

It was in 1979 that this happened on New Mexico’s road the time Microsoft was still based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The young founder was too excited with his newly-acquired Porsche that he decided to take it to a race and exceed the legal speed limits.

The Microsoft co-founder Paul Ellen had to pay for an amount to get Bill Gates on bail.

Angular front of the 1979 Porsche 911 Bill Gates drove

 The 1979 Porsche 911 was repainted to bring back its original color

the engines of the 1979 Porsche 911 Bill Gates drove

 The car has welcome various upgrades such as the 3.3L air-cooled flat-six powertrain

Angular rear of the 1979 Porsche 911 Bill Gates drove

In June 2012, the pearlescent turquoise car was auctioned at Vienna Auction House Dorotheum

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In June 2012, the pearlescent turquoise car was auctioned at Vienna Auction House Dorotheum.

Throughout its life, the car has gone through tremendous operations to keep it in its top condition. Also, the car has welcome various upgrades such as the 3.3L air-cooled flat-six powertrain. The 1979 Porsche 911 was repainted to bring back its original color as well.

I was auctioned off for $80,000 (~N31m) in 2012.

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