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Steve McQueen’s Car Collection: The King of Cool and His Machines

Vukasin HerbezMay 31, 2019

  1. Mini Cooper S

Not all McQueen’s machines were flashy, high-powered expensive cars. In fact, Steve was known to buy, drive and race anything he found interesting and cool. So, in the late ’60s, he acquired a Mini Cooper S with a tiny 1275 cc engine.

Since the Mini was so small and light, it provided a vivid performance. Also, Steve customized it with a few unique touches. Nowadays, the car is in its original shape. And it still wears all McQueen’s original details and parts.

  1. Hudson Wasp

By the late ’70s, McQueen discovered he was ill, so he started treatments. In that period, he married his third wife and became tired of his celebrity lifestyle. He moved away from Hollywood and stopped racing. In those days, McQueen’s car collection reflected his lifestyle change. And he turned to more ordinary, inexpensive and honest cars and bikes.

One of his favorite cars from the late ’70s was a 1952 Hudson Wasp two door. In contrast to other cars on the list, this Hudson is slow, bulky and far from exclusive. But McQueen drove it almost daily and enjoyed it thoroughly. Besides the Wasp, his garage contained many ’50s classic like Chevrolet trucks and cars that most people considered old and outdated in those days.

Now you know more about the famous Steve McQueen’s car collection. These cars show he truly was the King of Cool with all his fantastic machines. His legacy lives on, not only in his car collection but with his children, Chad and Terry, too.

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