Sporting a distinctive shade of metallic gold called Nocciola, the vehicle on offer, chassis 10621, was special ordered by Hollywood Sport Cars for Steve McQueen in 1967, while he was filming The Thomas Crown Affair.
It remained the only Ferrari in his renowned stable of sports cars for almost five years, before passing onto fellow actor Guy Williams, and was eventually purchased by its current owner in 2010, who commissioned Ferrari Classiche to complete a full restoration, returning the four-cam to McQueen’s personal specification.
“When it comes to cars with celebrity provenance, it doesn’t get any better than a Ferrari owned by Steve McQueen,” says Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Auctions, Europe.
“The vehicle we have on offer ticks all the boxes when it comes to collectability: it is one of the ultimate Ferraris ever built; it was recently restored by Ferrari themselves; and it was delivered new to none other than the ‘King of Cool’.
“We’re both honoured and excited to have been entrusted with the sale of this special car by its owner.”
The McQueen Ferrari leads an impressive group of cars from the famed Italian manufacturer to go under the hammer at the Monterey sale, including a one-owner 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione (estimate: $1,700,000–$2,100,000) and a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT N.A.R.T Spider, (estimate: $1,200,000–$1,600,000).
A tradition spanning more than 25 years, RM Auction’s flagship Monterey sale is held each year during the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend.
This year’s Monterey sale will take place on August 15th and 16th.