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Steve McQueen’s Ferrari to be auctioned

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Steve McQueen’s legendary 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 will be auctioned a few months from now and the car could sell for millions of dollars.

Just last weekend during the yearly RM Auction sale in Monaco, the number nine of the twelve 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C was sold for roughly $7.8 million or £4.7 million. That sale is the most expensive among all the fixed-head 275 ever sold. With that sale, there is no doubt that McQueen’s Ferrari could also sell for millions if put up on auction.

McQueen ordered the Ferrari 275 during the time when he was still filming The Thomas Crown Affair. After that, he immediately had it repainted with “Chianti Red” colour even before he drove the car.

He had the Borrani wire wheels of his 275 GBT NART Spider fitted on the Ferrari and added some custom made rear view mirror, custom seat trim and a retractable radio antenna. After all these customizations, he had the car delivered to him while he was filming the movie Bullitt in the year 1968. The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was the only Ferrari in his collection for a span of five years.

After that five year, McQueen sold it in 1971 to Guy Williams, who is the Zorro in TV during the late 50s until the early 60s. After Williams, the Ferrari 275 was also owned by different respectable owners. The car was finally bought in 2010 by its current owner.

The current owner of the car had it fully restored by the Ferrari Classiche. The car became one of the major attractions at the Ferrari Museum during the entire 2013.

The Ferrari will be auctioned in the RM Auctions’ Monterey sale, which will be in California somewhere in August this year. It will be auctioned with a 2006 FXX and a 1961 250 GT NART Spider.

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