McQueen's Ferrari On The Block
Mustang, Ferrari... they've both got ponies on their badges, and are both linked to deceased actor Steve McQueen, but only one can go home with the winning bidder for now. Classic car enthusiasts may be excited to know that Steve McQueen's gawwgeous 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, glossed with metallic brown paint and fitted with beige leather, will be on the auction block at Christie's International Motor Cars 2007 in Monterey, Calif. on August 16. Expected to rake in as much as $1.2 million, experts are saying the Lusso is the finest example of its kind on the market today, which is saying quite a lot considering it served as McQueen's daily driver for 10 years. Of course, that's after over 4,000 man hours of restoration work by champion automobile restorer Michael Regalia, who acquired the vehicle in 1997 and painstakingly brought the Lusso back to life.
It's no wonder such a special car belonged to the "King of Cool" -- McQueen was an avid racing enthusiast, thorough automobile collector, and even performed some of his own car stunts. He's known best for what is probably the most famous car chase scene, which involved McQueen, the aforementioned Mustang, and some pretty fantastic stuntwork and special effects for 1968 in the movie Bullitt.