Steve McQueen's Ferrari goes to auction
June 15, 2014
Steve McQueen was unarguably one of the coolest men of his generation. Apart from the iconic clothing and sunglasses, his automobile collection became stuff of legend, mainly for his motorbikes.
But if one vehicle personified the Hollywood legend's suave and charismatic manliness, it was his Ferrari 275 GTB/4. And now the beautiful Italian sports car could be yours.
The annual Monterey classic car auction in California will auction the 1967 Ferrari in August, with an expected record sale price for a 275 GTB of around $9 million - about AED 33 million.
Purchased by McQueen in the late '60s while he was filming The Thomas Crown Affair, the car was originally gold coloured. But being the King of Cool that he was, McQueen resprayed the car chianti red, added some wire wheels from a previous Ferrari of his (which he had crashed) and voilà, this thing of beauty was born.
Subsequently owned by actor Guy Williams, the 275 GTB/4 has been fully restored and certified by Ferrari Classiche.
As John Keats said, a thing of beauty is a joy forever. Whoever wins this bidding war will surely agree.
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Details: visit rmauctions.com