While his films have enjoyed enduring fame largely as a result of spectacular car chases, daring motorcycle stunts and thrilling on-track duels, the man himself is a unforgettable cult hero: Steve McQueen, “The King of Cool”. This book describes the cars and bikes the actor made famous in his films: from the Ford Mustang GT 390 Fastback with which in “Bullit” he staged the most spectacular chase of all time, to the Corvair-powered Manx dune buggy, used in “The Thomas Crown Affair”; from the Triumph motorcycle of “The Great Escape” to the Gulf-liveried Porsche 917 taken to the limit during the filming of “Le Mans”. The book also presents the vehicles collected by Steve McQueen over the course of the years: cars, bikes and even planes. They include a Siata 208S from 1953, a Jaguar XK-SS from 1957, a Porsche Speedster from 1958, and the Ferrari 250 Lusso from 1963 and 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder from 1965. The work is enhanced with photos from the family archive, citations and numerous anecdotes regarding his career as an amateur driver and his passionate collecting of cars and bikes.
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