Steve McQueen’s Rare RV is on saleSeptember 5, 2020
The exclusive camper, which was built on the basis of the 1952 Chevrolet 3800 monochromatic truck, once owned by Hollywood legend Stephen McQueen, is being auctioned at Bringatrailer.
The buyer of a RV will also receive a Husqvarna motorcycle, which was designed in the spirit of one of McQueen’s films. Now the cost of the set is $ 68,500, but there are still four days before the end of the auction.
It is noted that the actor became the owner of this camper almost by accident – after seeing it on the side of the road and buying it from the owner-farmer. It happened in the 1970s, and the RV itself was released by the California company Northern Sheet Metal in 1952.
It is believed that it was in this Chevrolet that McQueen made his last trip to Ventura County airport. From there he flew to Mexico for cancer treatment, and never returned to the United States, having died in a hospital.
The car was sold by the heirs of the actor in 1984 at an auction, and, most likely, until 2016 it was in the possession of one owner. In turn, the camper has its own name Dust Tite. Its all-metal body features a double bed with storage boxes and a set of shelving units. The camper itself has a 3.85-liter Thriftmaster inline-six in conjunction with a 4-speed manual transmission. The current performance of the engine has not been disclosed, but initially it produced 105 hp. (261 Nm). The declared run of the rarity is less than 63,000 km.
The car comes with documents certifying his biography and another rarity – a 1972 Husqvarna CR250 bike, which was designed in the style of one of McQueen’s films “Every Sunday”.
In addition, most recently, the German car manufacturer VW shared photos of its own new touring car – the VW Caddy California. The new 2021 model is based on the fifth generation Caddy.
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