Steve McQueen 1952 Chevy Pickup Goes To Auction
According to Mecum Auctions, Steve McQueen owned this 1952 Chevy one-ton long bed pickup since 1978, and will soon go up for auction. Barbara Minty McQueen, said her late husband often collected trucks on a whim even though they didn’t have the parking space at that time. “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,” she said. “I remember one time we drove past a migrant farm worker who had this bitchin’ old truck and Steve turned the car around and wrote him a check on the spot. He bought a plane or two that way, too.”
The Chevy pickup has a camper on it, made of galvanized metal and aluminum. It includes a double-sided bed, storage cabinets, drawers, shelves and heavy-duty diamond plated bumper. The truck was first sold as Lot 626 at the Steve McQueen Estate Auction November 24-25, 1984 at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. It includes the original engine, body, frame and Forest Green paint. Other noteworthy features include a 6-cylinder engine, 4-speed transmission, 5-gallon gas tanks on running boards, a driver’s side spotlight, sun visor and two toolboxes. Also includes the original mattress and license
plates. Sold with a certificate of authenticity from The McQueen Children's Trust, three registration slips, and an ownership certificate from Kenneth Ziffren, McQueen’s personal attorney. For more information, visit www.mecum.com.