Steve McQueen's Camper Up For Auction
Many of Steve McQueen’s personal items will be up for auction in Santa Monica July 26-27, including his custom camper pickup truck. According to the description McQueen was a great car collector and used the camper for “cross-country camping trips.”
The auction website quotes McQueen’s widow, Barbara Minty McQueen, saying, “Steve’s collection of cars and motorcycles cluttered the private driveway that serviced a row of homes near the beach, but that didn’t stop him from buying whatever he wanted.”
The truck is said to be of high value because McQueen rode in it on his way to the airport, from which he was flying to Mexico for surgery, and it was one of the last vehicles he rode in before his death in 1980.
The truck and camper (named ‘Dust Tite’) is just one of many items once owned by McQueen that are up for auction. Mecum Auctions is also selling McQueen’s Pendleton bathrobe, and an antique fan from his home in Santa Paula, Calif.
Other items available during the celebrity auction include the bikini and wetsuit top Jessica Alba wore during the shooting of her movie Into the Blue (2005) and a pair of John Lennon’s prescription sunglasses.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong