King of Cool

Steve McQueen loved high-performance motorcars and motorcycles.

So much so that he contractually included his passion and speed in his numerous films; mention Steve McQueen, and you immediately visualise him behind the wheel of his Ford Mustang GT 390 in ‘Bullitt’.

Contrary to popular belief, he didn’t own the Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT.

Despite numerous attempts to get the family who owned the Mustang to sell, his effort were to no avail.

He was so obsessed with racing that he questioned, ‘I’m not sure whether I’m an actor who races or a racer who acts?’

In an effort for anonymity when racing, he often used a pseudonym, Harvey Mushman.

He owned numerous motorised machinery:

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Berlinetta
1976 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo
1970 Porsche 911S
1953 208S Siata Spyder (only 35 were built)
Jaguar XKSS
Brough Superior SS100 & Triumph Bonneville Motorcycle
To name but a few.

Mr McQueen’s alliance with renowned vehicles have contributed to his enduring legacy as a cultural and automotive icon.