King of Cool's Chevrolet goes under the hammer in Florida

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An ex-Steve McQueen 1951 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe will headline RM’s Auctions America sale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from 22-24 March.

Complete with yellow exterior, stainless-steel fittings and leather interior, the Convertible was driven by McQueen in The Hunter, in which he played no-nonsense bounty hunter, Ralph ‘Papa’ Thorson.

Not for the first time the Hollywood idol took a shine to the vehicle during filming and bought it for his personal collection.

The six-cylinder Chevy features a column-mounted three-speed change and is accompanied by documentation backing its history, including a ‘McQueen Certificate of Authenticity’ signed by the late actor’s daughter and son.

The open top is offered for sale by its current owner Rick Harrison, famed in the USA (we are told) for the reality TV programme, Pawn Stars.

President of Auctions America by RM Donnie Gould said: “Steve McQueen was the ultimate King of Cool and is arguably one of Hollywood’s best known and most celebrated car enthusiasts of all time. We are honoured to have been entrusted with the sale of his former car.”

Comments

Coventry Climax

Am I alone in getting exasperated by the fact that it is seemingly impossible these days to write the name Steve McQueen without including the words king of cool? Yes, he was a pretty cool bloke, but we don't need to be reminded of it every time his name is mentioned...

Rant over (it was aimed at the world in general, I'm not singling you out Russell).

Ricki Martin

Classic cars are very popular in old days. People loved to use Classic cars for the luxury driving. Whether Chevrolet or Aston Martin, Classic cars are really nice looking from their exterior looks. Classic car body design is very attractive to watch. It is also quite different compare to the today's stylish car in terms of its interior and exterior design.
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