Drive like the 'King of Cool' when Steve McQueen's cars auction at RM

Paul recently wrote about "why our childhood heroes are among today's greatest investments," and you'll have a chance to see why for yourself at RM's upcoming Monterey auction (August 19-20).

Here's a quick reminder that the sale will be offering, not one, but two cars formerly owned by the King of Cool himself Steve McQueen (pictured top right).

McQueen was famously an avid car enthusiast, and often performed his own stunts when driving for a film.

The first car is a 1970 Porsche 911S delivered new to McQueen on the set of 1971's iconic motorsports movie Le Mans. It's the actual car shown being driven by McQueen for the first three minutes and 40 seconds of the movie.

The 1970 Porsche 911S driven by McQueen in the 1971 film Le Mans

The 911S has only four owners from new and is in highly original, preserved condition. It is well documented with invoices and correspondence corroborating absolute authenticity.

Meanwhile, McQueen's 1953 Siata 208/S Spider is also up for sale.

With its legendary "8V" power and rare, attractive and desirable spyder coachwork, it has been shown at The Quail, twice at Pebble Beach and as part of an extended exhibit at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles.

The 'King of Cool's' 1953 Siata 208/S Spider

The Spider is in excellent condition and would be a superb event entry for vintage racing events, including the Mille Miglia.

Beautiful engineering mixed with remarkable provenance should see both cars sell for tens and tens of thousands at RM's auction, next month. Watch this space for more news on the sale.


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