Omaha, NE — October 30, 2018 — You might not be the King of Cool, but you can drive like him when you bid on a 1945 Willys Jeep once owned by Steve McQueen in the upcoming NEC Classic Motor Show Auction taking place November 10-11 in Birmingham, UK and live online on Proxibid, the most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items. The Willys Jeep is one of 300 lots of collector cars, motorcycles, automobilia, and watches up for bid during this two-day sale.
The 1945 Willys Jeep MB once owned by movie star and the “King of Cool” Steve McQueen, star of legendary films including The Great Escape, Bullitt, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Le Mans, is one of the 300,000 Willys Jeeps produced during WWII. This Jeep was part of McQueen’s vast car collection until it was sold as lot 532 at the Steve McQueen Estate Auction in November 1984.
Another beauty up for bid in the NEC Classic Motor Show Auction is the 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible once owned by Frank Sinatra. This left-hand drive vehicle was presented to Sinatra for his 70th birthday by Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. In 1990, Sinatra gifted the car to his assistant Ingemar Fredriksson, who sold it in 2001.
“The NEC Classic Motor Show sale historically brings some of the more important and sought-after collector cars up for auction and this year’s event is no exception,” said Guy Lees-Milne, General Manager for Silverstone Auctions. “This auction includes some of the most exciting vehicles, including many left-hand drive cars, we have seen available for auction. We are delighted that through our partnership with Proxibid, bidders can bid and buy securely online, even if they cannot attend the live auctions.”
Other left-hand drive vehicles up for bid in this auction include:
- 1989 BMW E30 M3 Johnny Cecotto Ltd. Edition
- 1967 Ford Mustang 390GT Fastback “Bullitt”
- 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo
- 2016 McLaren 675 LT
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For more information, to view auction catalogs, or to bid, please visit www.proxibid.com/silverstone.
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