Steve McQueen, Enzo Ferrari and Carroll Shelby’s personal cars for sale

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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One American classic car dealer is selling three cars owned by three very significant icons

St. Louis USA-based classic car dealership, Daniel Schmitt & Co, are selling three classic vehicles owned by three very significant icons of the motoring world.

Amongst their facility that’s chock full of blue-chip collectibles, there sits a 1950 Hudson Custom Commodore Six Brougham Convertible owned by Steve McQueen; a 1983 DeTomaso Pantera GTS whose one and only owner was Carroll Shelby himself, and a 1962 Ferrari 330 GT Prototype used by Enzo Ferrari as one of his personal vehicles.

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McQueen’s affinity for the Hudson marque is well documented; having no less than four in his private collection, and acquiring this Commodore Six in the 70s. It was his only convertible Hudson, and was frequently spotted behind the wheel in Southern California.

Presenting in outstandingly preserved condition; the white-over brown Convertible is one of just 700 built and has just 22,647 miles on it since new.

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Under the bonnet sits an upgraded 308ci inline-six with the Hudson "Twin H-Power" carburettor set up, reportedly fitted shortly after McQueen took ownership of the car.

Public sales of Steve McQueen-owned vehicles have fetched prices far-above the normal market value; with his 1970 Porsche 911S sold by RM Sothebys in 2011 for AU$2 million, and his 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo sold by Mecums in 2015 for nearly AU$2.8 million.

The low-mileage Hudson seems quite reasonable, at AU$216,350.

If the King of Cool doesn’t float your boat, perhaps a one-owner 1983 DeTomaso Pantera GTS would be up your alley.

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That one owner happened to be Carroll Shelby, was gifted the car by the manufacturer.

It’s one of 138 brought to the United States, and presents in spectacular original condition, with just 7,365kms on it since new.

It was reportedly the last factory red narrow body GTS produced, and comes with excellent documentation.

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The car was recently released from Shelby’s personal collection, and comes to market seeking its second owner ever.

The price for this irreplaceable V8-powered piece of Shelby memorabilia? AU$360,000

Or perhaps you’d like something more… Italian.

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Well this 1962 Ferrari 330 GT is one of the first prototypes built in 1962, and was kept by Ferrari for two years, displaying it at the Brussels Motor Show, appearing in official brochures, and was used by Enzo Ferrari himself as his personal vehicle.

The car remains in impeccable condition, having previously undergone an extensive restoration worth over AU$400,000; and an AU$30,000 service at the beginning of 2018.

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A 330 GT in any guise is a valuable collector car, a prototype even more so.

A prototype used by Il Commentadore himself? It’s likely one of the most significant Ferraris on the market today; and can be yours for AU$715,620… Or in the ballpark of a Phase III GT-HO.

Which would you rather have?

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