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Steve McQueen’s Ferrari 275 GTB is heading to auction

Ferrari 275 GTB/4 owned by Steve McQueen for the first time. (RM Sotheby’s)

By Ted Welford, reporter PA MotoringAverage AP

The first 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 delivered to Hollywood star Steve McQueen will be auctioned off later this year.

Scaglietti’s 275 GTB/4 has been heralded as one of the most desirable classic Ferraris, but this 1967 one has even clearer origins when it was first delivered to Steve McQueen, who owned the car. Own the car for more than 4 years.

McQueen is considered a motorcycle icon of the silver screen, best known for his roles in the films Bullitt (1968) and Le Mans (1971).

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The 275 GTB/4 was brought back to the original ‘McQueen’ specification by Ferrari Classiche – the supercar company’s in-house restoration service – from 2010 to 2013. Since then, it has been on display in a museum. official Ferrari in Maranello, as well as an appearance at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza.

It was sold by RM Sotheby’s as it went on sale to coincide with Monterey Car Week in California on August 18 and 19, with an estimated price of $5 million – $7 million ($4 million – 5.6 million pounds).

Other highlights at the Monterey sale included a rare Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, one of only 121 produced. Finished in the original black color scheme, it is estimated to sell for between $2.8 million and $3.2 million (£2.2 million – £2.6 million).

The 1938 BMW 328 Special Competition Roadster was one of three delivered to the German racing team. (RM Sotheby’s)

A collection of six cars from a private collector is also on sale, with the standout being the 1938 BMW 328 ‘Special Competition’ Roadster, one of only three offered to the national racing team. Germany and is considered one of the most historic cars. important BMW racing cars. It was also owned by the same family for 52 years and is estimated to sell for $1.9 million – $2.9 million ($1.7 million – £2.7 million).

Gord Duff, head of global auctions at RM Sotheby’s, said: “We are delighted to announce Steve McQueen’s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 as our first major consignment. me, a perfect car to kick off the upcoming lineup. But that is just the beginning, as we also have a private collection of exceptional cars.”


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