The legendary Steve McQueen was a great actor, but a lot of his free time revolved around cars. It would be difficult to find such an awesome classic car collection anywhere else! He is a major Porsche fan, having owned four in his lifetime, but he has quite a varied collection, with some sports cars, SUVs, muscle cars, and even luxury vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz 600 SEL 6.3, the fastest-four door car at the time.
Today, we’ve compiled a list of 15 sweet classic rides from Steve McQueen’s car collection that is sure to fill you up with envy and jealousy. We’re sorry, but we couldn’t help it! Which one is your personal favorite? We might have to go with his Ferrari 275 GTB that was valued at $10 million back in 2014. Anyway, let’s get right to it!
15. 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer
Hipsters far and wide love the Chevrolet K5 Blazer, but Steve McQueen purchased one before all the hype. In fact, the legendary actor was the very first owner of this off-roading monster. Today, models from 1969-1972 are heavily sought-after and their prices keep going up. Last year, a 1972 model was sold for $72,600.
14. 1974 Mazda RX-3
Steve McQueen’s car collection includes an awesome green and yellow 1974 Maxda RX-3 with a sticker on it that says “I’ve got 99 problems but a piston ain’t one.” This refers to the fact that this was the first Mazda to be built without piston engines, using a Wankel engine instead.
13. 1957 Jaguar XKSS
The favorite car in Steve McQueen’s entire collection is a green 1957 Jaguar XKSS that he nicknamed “The Green Rat.” If you wonder why he loves this one so much, it may have to do with how rare it is. Only sixteen were produced as in 1957, a fire broke out in the factory and destroyed many of them.
12. 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback
Steve McQueen was the proud owner of a 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback, a car that was made popular from the 1968 film Bullitt, which he starred in. In the movie, the actor drove this car to chase a Dodge Charger in the busy streets of San Francisco. This particular car was later sold for $3.7 million.
11. 1973 Citroen S.M
If you’re a fan of coupes, this particular model is sure to interest you. The Citron S.M looks like a UFO, and it is even stranger on the inside, with no brake pedal but rather a black button on the floor to brake. It was extremely well received, though, and it was the first foreign car to win Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year” award in 1972.
10. 1966 Dodge Charger
With all these classic cars in his collection, it only makes sense for Steve McQueen to have owned a Dodge Charger, one of the most iconic muscle cars ever. This one came equipped with a V8 engine, and the highest trim has a Street Hemi engine, of which only 426 were made.
9. 1912 Pierce-Arrow
Did you know that they already made motorcycles way back in 1912? That’s before the First World War! Today, it is so rare that one is displayed in its original condition at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation. Pierce-Arrow was founded in 1907, and they were popular for producing luxury vehicles, as well as bikes, motorcycles, and trucks.
8. 1957 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
The 1957 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is truly a beautifully-designed car. Today, for a model from 1957, be prepared to pay between $7,000 to $11,000. This classic sports car, which was produced until 1974, comes equipped with a flat-four engine in four different configurations: 1,200 CC, 1,300 CC, or 1,600 CC.
7. 1969 Porsche 908 Spyder
Steve McQueen was not only a huge car enthusiast, but a great driver too. He was adamant about going to 24 Hours of Le Mans to get some great footage of the race, and to prepare for his next role, he bought this amazing 1969 Porsche 908 Spyder. In this car, he got second place at the 1970 12 Hours of Sebring.
6. 1967 Mini Cooper S
In 1961, Steve McQueen entered the British Touring Car Championship as a guest, and his car of choice was none other than the Mini Cooper S. Six years later, it inspired him to buy one of his own which he had repainted in gold, with the whole interior matching the exterior.
5. 1959 Lotus Eleven
The first truly fast car owned by McQueen was the Super Speedster, but in 1959, he ditched it for the light-weight Lotus Eleven, an amazing racing car that the actor claims greatly improved his driving skills. Wouldn’t it be awesome to drive this one on the track and imagine that you’re still in the early '60s?
4. 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
What’s a car collection without a good old Mercedes-Benz? Steve McQueen is clearly a lover of speed, so to haul his family around, his choice of car was the 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3, which was the fastest four-door car in production at the time. In fact, this one was even quicker than his Porsche 911S.
3. 1970 Porsche 911S
Speaking of the Porsche 911S, here it is in all its glory. This one was ordered specially to film the opening scene of the Le Mans film from 1971. At the start, McQueen is seen driving this car along the French country side, and after the film, he purchased it only to sell it a year later.
2. 1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso
When you’re a speed freak like Steve McQueen, simply owning one Ferrari isn’t enough. In fact, during his whole life, he owned four of them. The 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso was bought by his first wife in brown, perhaps to match with the legendary actor’s beloved leather jackets.
1. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
Here is yet another Ferrari that Steve McQueen once owned. This is an amazing GT from the '60s that McQueen bought while he was filming the legendary Bullitt. This amazing supercar, which he had repainted in a crimson shade, was valued at a whopping $10.2 million back in 2014.