Walter Payton's Porsche to be Auctioned in Chicago Suburb
Oct 25, 2018
Published Oct 25, 2018 at 1:18 PM
The first collector car ever purchased by Bears legend Walter Payton is heading for auction.
Payton’s silver 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo, “his professed favorite and the one he owned the longest,” is crossing the auction block at the Mecum Chicago 2018 Auction.
According to the auction company, the vehicle is owned by his son Jarrett and has just 9,950 miles on the odometer.
“This was his first sports car,” Jarrett Payton said in a statement. “This was the first big-name sports car that he bought. He bought it in 1979, the year before I was born. He got into the league in ’75, and early on, his main focus was just playing football. That focus helped him become the leading rusher with the most carries those first three years. He worked hard to ensure he had established himself, so when he was getting to the good part of his career, when the ‘80s came around, he wanted to treat himself.”
The car will be in the 1,000-car lineup of vehicles for sale on Saturday at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.