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Steve McQueen's vintage Ferrari to be auctioned in California

Steve McQueen's vintage Ferrari to be auctioned in California

"It doesn't get any better than this"

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The "Chianti Red" two-seater features wheels from his Ferrari NART Spyder and a custom driver's wing mirror, retractable antenna, and seat trim

A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 which once belonged to the late actor Steve McQueen is being auctioned off later this year.

The classic "Chianti Red" two-seater features wheels from his Ferrari NART Spyder (which he had crashed previously) and a custom driver's wing mirror, retractable antenna, and seat trim.

McQueen acquired the car while he was on the set of the 1968 film Bullitt and became the only Ferrari in his car collection up until 1971, when he sold it to fellow actor Guy Williams – and it was later transformed from a coupe to a convertible.

It has since been restored by its current owner Vern Schuppan, an Australian-born Le Mans winner, who is now selling it.

Although the car would normally cost about £1.5 million, it is expected this particular model will reach up to seven times that. 

"When it comes to cars with celebrity provenance, it doesn't get any better than this." states Max Girado, of RM Auctions.

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  • The auction is taking place in Monterey, California on August 15.

 

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