Steve McQueen. Its 10 most expensive cars

Being driven by Steve McQueen can shoot up the value of a car, as evidenced by some cars that have been sold at record prices after being owned by the famous actor.

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Steve McQueen owned a lot of great cars, he drove even more, and today these cars are worth a fortune.

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The name of the fictional spy James Bond is not the only one who builds bridges between cinema and cars to the point of triggering the value of certain collectible cars. Actor and driver Steve McQueen is just as legendary for movie buffs and car enthusiasts. Insurance company Hagerty, which specializes in exceptional vehicles and is constantly analyzing the market, lists the cars that belonged to the King of Cool that changed hands at auction for the highest sums.

The most expensive Porsche was driven by Steve McQueen

For sale from Gooding & Co. at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the 917K with chassis number 917-024 became the most expensive Porsche in history, selling for $ 14.08 million, which would be about 12 today , 33 million euros. This copy was used by the manufacturer for testing at Le Mans, before being used in 1971 as a car camera and visible on screen in the cult film. Le Mans with Steve McQueen.

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Porsche 917K (1970): $ 14.08 million in 2017.

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Another ex-McQueen car alone has claimed more than $ 10 million. The Ferrari 275 GTB / 4 bodybuilt by Scaglietti in 1967 is one of the most popular GTs of the Maranello manufacturer and a copy that belonged to the actor cost $ 10,175,000 in 2014, about 8,898,000 euros today.

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Ferrari 275 GTB4 Steve McQueen

Ferrari 275 GTB / 4 (1967): $ 10.17 million in 2014.

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Bullitt, the most iconic Mustang

With Le Mans, the other movie with Steve McQueen where the car is king is obviously Bullitt. One of the two Ford Mustang GT 390s of 1968 used for the shooting of the feature film released the following year, the only one still in operation, changed hands for $ 3.74 million in 2020, or about $ 3.42 million. current euros. Needless to say, this car was kept secret for decades by its previous owners, whom McQueen himself had tried to buy back, to no avail.

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Ford Mustang Steve McQueen

Ford Mustang GT 390 (1968): $ 3.74 million by 2020.

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The 1963 250 GT Lusso is also, like the 275 mentioned above, one of the most desirable Ferraris in the eyes of collectors. What Steve McQueen had for ten years was 2.3 million dollars in 2011, which today would be just over 1.95 million euros.

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Ferrari 250GT Luxury Steve McQueen

Ferrari 250 GT Lusso (1963): $ 2.3 million in 2011.

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Porsche 911 made to measure

In 1976, Steve McQueen took possession of a single Porsche 911 Turbo type 930. This was one of the first examples, without an intercooler, and purchased as part of a special order the car had a unique color, a sunroof and a limited sliding differential among other exclusive amenities. The actor then made some modifications to him such as wider tires and a switch on the dashboard to turn off only the rear lights, for the nights when he was being chased to the heights of Hollywood. The German was sold in 2015 for $ 1.95 million, about 1.90 million euros today.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Steve McQueen

Porsche 911 Turbo (1976): $ 1.95 million in 2015.

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Another Porsche commissioned in a very high configuration by Steve McQueen, the 1970 911 S which he received on the set of Le Mans, first car to appear in the movieit sold for $ 1,375,000 in 2011, which is almost $ 1,169,000 today.

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Porsche 911S Steve McQueen

Porsche 911 S (1970): $ 1.38 million in 2011.

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McQueen, lover of sports nuggets

Steve McQueen also owned more unusual or unknown cars, which, however, did not cease to scare the counters during certain auctions. He was the owner of a very rare 1953 Siata 208S Spyder. small Italian roadster with V8 engine it was exchanged for $ 946,000 in 2011, or about $ 804,000 today.

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Siata 208S Steve McQueen

Siata 208S Spyder (1953): $ 946,000 in 2011.

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McQueen the American

The Meyers-Manx buggy with V8 engine which McQueen leads as Thomas Crownin the movie The Thomas Crown Affair, left for $ 456,000 in 2020, or about $ 378,000 today. Another buggy, the homemade Baja Boot 1 designed by General Motors engineers, driven by Steve McQueen’s double officer named Bud Ekins, won the Baja 500 in 1969 after the vehicle was purchased by a McQueen company. ask for his $ 199,500 in 2008, or about $ 170,000 today.

At the bottom of this ranking is another quintessential American car, the 1953 Hudson Hornet that Steve McQueen owned for the past three years before his death in 1980. The sedan went sell for $ 165,000 in 2019, the equivalent of approximately $ 150,700 today. But it could soon be kicked out of the “top 10” by a 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer that belonged to Steve McQueen, which will go on sale in a few days by Mecum Auctions in the United States and is estimated at between 350,000 and € 375. $ 000 (between € 330,000 and approximately € 355,000).

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Hudson Hornet Steve McQueen.

Hudson Hornet (1953): $ 165,000 in 2019.

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