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Magnificent trio - Steve McQueen's vehicles added to Petersen sale

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Three McQueen vehicles are up for sale at Bonhams' Classic California auction in November.

Items previously owned by legendary Hollywood actor Steve McQueen have been consigned to Bonhams’ annual Classic California auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles next month.
 
This is not the first time items from the McQueen family have been entrusted to Bonhams and once again this leading auction house has been selected to represent possessions previously owned by the King of Cool.
 
Steve McQueen’s personal Chevy pick-up truck and Indian motorcycle are being added to the roster as well as the special edition Mustang owned by son Chad McQueen.
 
1949 Chevrolet 3100
Presented by McQueen’s widow, Barbara Minty McQueen, and never before offered for sale, this original unrestored pick-up has been left untouched and in the same state as when last driven by the silver screen idol in 1980.
 
1940 Indian Chief
This iconic American motorcycle was used by Steve as his personal “Hollywood bike” and was originally sold as part of the McQueen estate in Las Vegas in 1984.
 
2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition
Number 1 in the series and dubbed “McQueen 1”, this special edition Mustang – built in commemoration of the world’s greatest chase movie, Bullitt – was presented by Ford to Steve’s professional racecar driver son Chad. It is in factory original and unmodified condition and has covered only 2012 miles since new.
 
Bonhams’ auction at the Petersen Auto Museum on Wilshire Boulevard in LA will take place on Saturday, November 14. Buyers interested in participating in this renowned sale, either remotely or in person, may register to bid by contacting usacars@bonhams.com.

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