A couple of years after setting up Microsoft with Paul Allen, Bill Gates treated himself to a brand new 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo
and the same car is now heading to auction in Austria. According to a TIME Magazine profile on Gates from 1997, he loved fast cars. "When Microsoft was based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in its early years, he bought a Porsche
911 and used to race it in the desert; Paul Allen had to bail him out of jail after one midnight escapade.