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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Ex-McQueen Ferrari 275 GTB/4

There are plenty of movie stars who are known as the 'car maniacs,' but few are as crazy as Steve McQueen. For those of you fans of the 1960s Hollywood classic films, of course you know this actor. Yes, Steve McQueen was a famous Hollywood actor who has a nickname of the "King of Cool" and is loved by many women in that day.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 with the California's plate number of WCT 710 was once owned by Steve McQueen. (Picture from: Otoblitz)
So of course, he needs a cool car to support his persona. While taken role on the big screen the legendary actor is often seen driving a green Mustang and Porsche prototype. However, in his personal life, it turns out that he loves Ferrari more.
There are plenty of movie stars who are known as the 'car maniacs,' but few are as crazy as Steve McQueen on Ferrari. (Picture from: Otoblitz)
His favorite car was the iconic Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, although the actor, who also has a passion for racing, is known to have bought a rare Ferrari 275 NART Spyder, unfortunately the car owmed by him only for two days. Furthermore, the actor is also known to have owned a red-colored Ferrari 275 GTB/4 which was specially ordered by a Hollywood Sports Car dealer for the actor in 1967, when he was roled in the movie titled 'The Thomas Crown Affair.'
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4's inside has the steeply raked windscreen turns the corners and, combined with the surprisingly panoramic rear window, the all-round visibility is excellent aside from hefty rear pillars. (Picture from: Otoblitz)
As reported by GT Spirit, the McQueen' Ferrari originally had a distinctive metallic gold color called 'Nocciola,' but the actor asked for the paint to be changed to 'Chianti Red' while the car with chassis number #10621 would be sent to him. McQueen also replaced the original GTB/4 wheels with Borrani spoke wheels, which were taken from the 275 GTB NART Spider he had previously.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is powered by a front-mounted a 3.3-liter V12 engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission system. (Picture from: Otoblitz)
The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is powered by a 3.3-liter V12 engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission system. The engine is capable of blowing up to 280 bhp of power and torque of 188-ft.lbs, so that it can make the car weighing around 1.098 kg accelerate from rest to 100 kph in 6 seconds, and can also be lauched up to a top speed of 260 kph.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4's engine is capable of blowing up to 280 bhp of power and torque of 188-ft.lbs, so that it can make the car accelerates from rest to 100 kph in 6 seconds, and can also be lauched up to a top speed of 260 kph. (Picture from: Otoblitz)
After McQueen, this Ferrari has undergone many ownership changes from a number of well-known Ferrari collectors. The last owner bought the McQueen's Ferrari in 2010, and did a full restoration and returned the car to the original specifications as it first owned by Steve McQueen. In 2013, the Ferrari GTB/4 was exhibited at the Museo Ferrari as part of the history of the Italian automaker associated with Hollywood.
The car with the California's plate number of WCT 710 was then auctioned off by RM Auctions in Monterey in 2014 and reportedly managed to sell for more than US $10 million, however the transaction was not as interesting as the story of the Hollywood legend. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TRADEUNIQUECARS | TOPGEAR | RMAUCTION ]
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