Steve Mcqueen Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Steve McQueen collectibles and memorabilia are items relating to the Hollywood actor Steve McQueen.

Brief history/biography

Steve McQueen (born Terrence Steven McQueen) was born on March 24th, 1930 and died on November 7th, 1980.

McQueen was an American movie actor with a passion for racing motorcycles and cars, and competed in numerous different races throughout his career. McQueen was notorious for performing his own stunts in films and was also responsible for designing the bucket seat and transbrake for race cars.

Some of the most notable films McQueen starred in include The Sand Pebbles (1966), The Great Escape (1963), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Bullitt (1968), The Getaway (1972), Le Mans (1971), The Reivers (1969), Papilion (1973) and The Towering Inferno (1974).

McQueen was listed as the highest-paying movie star in the world in 1974.

Types of memorabilia

Clothing/costumes

Bonham's in Los Angeles, California sold a racing jacket which was worn by McQueen in Le Mans for $25,000 in November of 2006.

Vehicles

RM Auctions in Monterey, California sold a 1970 Porsche 911S which McQueen used in Le Mans for $1.37 million in August of 2011 and McQueen's 1950 Hudson Commodore Convertible for $39,000 in January of 2009.

Christie's in Monterey, California sold a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT from Steve McQueen's collection for $2,310,000 in August of 2007.

Bonham's in Los Angeles sold:

  • a Yellow Winton Flyer which was used by Steve McQueen in The Reivers for $100,000 in November of 2006,
  • McQueen's 1958 GMC Pickup Truck for $110,000 in November of 2006
  • McQueen's 1952 Hudson Wasp Sedan for $50,000 in November of 2006
  • a 2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt GT CoupT which he used in Bullitt for $60,000 in November of 2006
  • a 1971 Porsche which he used in Le Mans for $190,000 in August of 2007
  • his 1934 Indian Sport Scout for $155,000 in November of 2006
  • a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca deVille which he used in Le Mans for $190,000 in August of 2010
  • a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sedan which he used in The Thomas Crown Affair for $60,000 in November of 2006

Motorcycles

World of Decor / Motorbilia Auctions in Orlando, Florida sold Steve McQueen's 1967 Triumph Bonneville Motorcycle for $100,000 in October of 2007.

Bonham's in Los Angeles sold Steve McQueen's 1920 Indian Powerplus Daytona racing motorcycle for $130,000 in November of 2006.

RM Auctions in Auburn, Indiana sold McQueen's 1928 Indian Chief motorcycle for $47,000 in December of 2007.

Accessories

Bonham's in Los Angeles sold a folding knife which was inscribed by Von Dotch and given to Steve McQueen for $32,500 in November of 2006.

Jewellery

Antiquorum Auctioneers in New York sold McQueen's vintage Rolex Explorer II watch for $20,000 in October of 2008, another one of his vintage Rolex watches for $27,000 in June of 2007, and another vintage Rolex watch for $22,000 in October of 2008.

Guide for collectors

Vehicles that were used by McQueen in a popular or well-known movie are considered to be the most valuable and rare among collectors. Vehicles from McQueen's personal collection are also considered to be rare and valuable as well.

Restoration of a vehicle which was once owned or used by McQueen is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage.

For more information on where to find Steve McQueen memorabilia, visit www.stevemcqueen.com or www.stevemcqueensite.com.

 

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