Steve McQueen requires no introduction. The legendary actor and race driver was also an avid car collector and one of his treasured vehicles will be auctioned this month by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. This 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe convertible is not just another well-maintained classic — McQueen drove it in his last movie The Hunter. Th king of cool appreciated the car so much that he bought it for his personal collection after filming wrapped.
The current owner seized this example from the actor’s estate auction held in 1984, a few years after his death, and has kept it ever since. While the car is not particularly high performance, with a 92 hp 6-cylinder engine mated to a 3-speed manual transmission and the previously restored yellow body paint has some flaws, ultimately it is still a car owned by Steve McQueen, as proven on the original McQueen Certificate of Authenticity document signed by his children Terry and Chad.