This rough and ready looking pick-up was once owned by KOF favorite the King of Cool, Steve McQueen. The 69 Chevrolet Truck debuted in the 1968 Baja 100 and raced in the 1969 Las Vegas Mint 400, the 1970 Baja 500 and won Riverside in 1970.
Steve McQueen purchased it in 1970 and held onto it until 72 when he was forced to divide his assets in his divorce and sell his home Brentwood, California home where his massive carport housed his pretty extensive auto and motorcycle collection. I can only imagine what they car port would have looked liked. (Maybe a bit like Jay Leno’s Garage, but with a bit more dirt on the tires!)
Sold to an employee of Vic Hickey, the designer and race builder who created the truck, it was used as a farm vehicle in Alturas, California, until it was re-discovered again by an off-road enthusiast in the 1990’s.
With only 14,000 original miles on the clock, the Chevy Truck comes up for Auction this week with Mecum Auctions in Santa Monica,