A pair of highly coveted Ford GT40s will be heading to the Monterey RM Auctions event on August 17-18th, 2012, including the famous camera car used in Steve McQueen’s Le Mans film. There’s no denying that the GT40 is one of the world’s most respected and legendary race vehicles ever created, but the 1968 Ford GT40… Continue Reading...
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Lost fans might be a little disappointed in the new Alcatraz TV show, but it appears that the season finale will have a lot more excitement to it. Back in 1968, the movie Bullitt featured Steve McQueen in an infamous chase scene piloting a Ford Mustang. Arguably the most iconic car chase scene in film history, many… Continue Reading...
A rare combination of Hollywood and racing history, the Gulf livery racing suit that Steve McQueen wore for the movie Le Mans was sold in a California auction for a steep $800,000. After fees and taxes are taken into account, the total sum is actually $984,000. With the exception of an automobile, this is the… Continue Reading...
It’s quite surprising how the perceived value of an object skyrockets strictly based on its previous owner. This classic 1970 Porsche 911S with 112,000 miles on the odometer sold on Friday night in Monterey for $1.2 million thanks to the fact that it used to belong to Steve McQueen and was used in the opening… Continue Reading...
With the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance kicking off tomorrow in Monterey, California, hundreds of collectible cars will be up for sale. There will be at least five auctions slated for this week, put on by Bonhams, Gooding & Company, Mecum, RM and Russo and Steele. Collector car insurance company Hagerty has compiled the estimated net worth of every car… Continue Reading...
This classic 911, tucked away for three decades after McQueen sold it in 1971, is a genuine Euro spec car and reportedly in stunning original condition, with less than 20,000 km (12,500 miles) on the clock. Continue Reading...
Some people collect stamps. Others collect fine wine. But a select few can afford to collect classic cars. If you’re among those few, you’ll be excited to hear that the world’s first and oldest Bentley is up on the auction block. The classic car once owned by Steve McQueen is going up for auction in… Continue Reading...
The Steve McQueen nostalgia binge rolls on, with the news that legendary London auction house Bonham’s is putting up the King of Cool’s 1971 Husqvarna 400 for auction. The “Husky” took American off-road riding by storm—after McQueen ditched his own Triumph for a Husky in the classic motocross film On Any Sunday, popularity of… Continue Reading...
Steve McQueen is eternally cool. And that’s what makes TAG Heuer Meridist’s newest phone so hip. Answer the call for cool with the Gulf Meridist, a cell phone that’s inspired by Steve McQueen’s character Michael Delaney in the 1971 film “Le Mans.” Adorned with Gulf Oil’s signature light blue and orange color scheme, this luxury… Continue Reading...
If you’ve seen Le Mans, you’ll remember the opening sequence with a lovely slate-grey Porsche 911 that Steve McQueen drives through the countryside. Now, here’s the chance to own that same car. McQueen liked the 1970 Porsche 911S so much that he bought it after the movie was completed and shipped it to California, where… Continue Reading...
Happy 55th birthday Porsche! And to help celebrate the momentous occasion, the Porche Club of America has commissioned Tag Heuer to make a very special edition 55-piece watch for the exclusive brand. The high-end Swiss watchmaker is issuing the Monaco watch with a limited run of just 55 timepieces to mark the anniversary. Tag Heuer… Continue Reading...