Steve McQueen’s racing jacket. Worn at Ascot in 1969 and during his March 1970 race during the “Winter Sprint” at Phoenix international raceway. McQueen set a new lap record at the Phoenix event in his Porsche 908 coming in at 1:49:9 at the 2.7 mile circuit. The white nylon jacket has knit cuffs, blue stripe from cuff, across shoulders and “Simpson” patch on upper left sleeve. “Steve McQueen” embroidered in blue at right breast. “Solar Plastics Engineering,” McQueen’s company, is printed across the back. McQueen is seen wearing this jacket on the cover of the book “Steve McQueen: A Passion For Speed” by Frederic Brun (Minneapolis: MBI Publishing Company and Motor books, 2011), which accompanies the lot. /// In 1970 McQueen was quoted as saying “I am not sure if I am an actor who races or a racer who acts.” Between 1959 and 1970 McQueen raced in over 20 events and at the 1970 12 hours of Sebring race he placed second behind Mario Andretti. He also represented the United States at the prestigious International Six Day Trials in East Germany in 1964.
Estimate: $40,000 – $60,000