Steve McQueen’s little favourite will be auctioned off this August. The vehicle, a Ferrari 275 GTB/4, has become a legend amongst enthusiasts of vintage luxury vehicles.
The Ferrari 275 GTB/4, a legendary car
Steve McQueen, American actor, is almost as famous for his love of sports than for his movies. In 1967, whilst the actor is shooting The Thomas Crown Affair, he bought one of the most appreciated car of the time, the Ferrari 275 GTB/4.
Originally gold, the actor had it painted in a chianti red colour, underlining its beautifully curved lines. And after having cherished it for five years, the actor finally sold it to actor Guy Williams.
For then on, the Italian car was the subject of an epic tale, changing from one hand to another without respite. In 2012, the model was entirely renovated in the Ferrari Classiche workshop, restoring it to its former glory.
Today, thanks to its elegant design and its long history, the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 has become a legend amongst legends. Highly regarded by collectors, this model should be the heart of the auction in august.
The Ferrari 275 GTB/4
This exceptional car will be auctioned by RM Auctions at Pebble Beach, Monterey, in California, on the 15th and 16th of August 2014.
In pristine condition, a 275 GTB/4 would sell for about $2 million or $3 million, however, considering this car’s past ownership, RM Auctions estimates that it could sell for at least $9 million.
The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is not the first car auctioned off that used to belong to Steve McQueen. In 2011, RM Auctions had also auctioned the Porsche 911 belonging to the actor.