Acklam Car Centre has learned that an iconic Ferrari once owned by Steve McQueen has been off auctioned for a cool £6 million!
Acklam Car Centre has a Range of Top Class Second Hand Sports Cars
As one of the largest growing brokers of first rate, affordable second hand vehicles throughout the North-East of England, we feature a range of top class cars here at the Acklam Car Centre. That most definitely includes sports cars!
The Ferrari is absolutely something else. A car enthusiasts dream, the Ferrari brand is noted for its legendary quality, driving capability and classic charm. The ultimate luxury Italian sports car, the Ferrari has been getting drivers drooling since it was historically founded by iconic motor racing driver and entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari way back in 1929.
It’s the Pinnacle of Ferrari Craftsmanship
We have to give a special shout out to the iconic vehicle, which McQueen eventually sold off to actor Guy Williams. The incredibly talented Hollywood alum bought the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 famously during the filming of epic action flick Bullitt back in 1968.
The vehicle is the pinnacle of Ferrari craftsmanship. A rare restored GTB/4 vehicle, it can hit a staggering 165 mph, has an admirable 300 hp and was notably listed as one of the Top Sports Cars of the 1960’s. We’re sure McQueen had a blast in this baby.
The Steve McQueen Factor
Yet all good things come to an end, as according to Digital Spy, the amazing vehicle once owned by the Hollywood heavyweight was auctioned off this week for a mind blowing £6 million. Acklam Car Centre sold a car in Australia for a mere £35,000!
Put on the lot at RM Auctions’ sale in Monterey California by its current owner, it received a lot of interest before going for £6 million. And according to managing director of RM Auctions Europe, Max Girardo, the McQueen association may have helped it sell so well. Girardo commented that “the Steve McQueen factor is simply immeasurable. There is nothing better to spend your money on than a Steve McQueen Ferrari.”
Check out Acklam Car Centre’s Amazing Range of Sports Cars Today!
Acklam Car Centre couldn’t agree more. It would be amazing to have a Ferrari once owned by Steve McQueen. Unfortunately we don’t, but we do have a range of amazing spots cars here for you on the Acklam Car Centre lot, that’ll make you feel like a movie star. Check them out today!