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Steve McQueen’s 1945 MB **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Steve McQueen’s jeep sold at a UK auction for $108,000! Read more here: (it sold at auction in 1984 for $6000).

Thanks to Rennie for sharing the news that Steve McQueen’s former MB will be up for auction. You can read about it at Autoblog or see the auction information here:


“We are incredibly pleased to offer this Willys Jeep, delivered on 7th July 1945 (as stamped on the data plate), which was formerly part of Steve McQueen’s vast car collection. This Jeep was sold as Lot 532 at the ‘Steve McQueen Estate Auction’ on 24th – 25th November 1984 at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, to a lucky bidder, a Mr J. McClughan of New Braunfels, Texas for $6,000, some ten times the going rate for a WW2 Jeep.

It is being sold with the Bill of Sale signed by Kenneth Zifferen, Co-Trustee of the McQueen Children’s Trust, the Certificate of Authenticity from the Steve McQueen Estate Sale in Las Vegas, the original auction Catalogue from the Estate Sale, and the original advertisement flyer. Our vendor purchased this from Mr McClughan’s estate who we believe was the third owner after the US army and Steve McQueen. The original blue Californian license plates are also included in the sale and are dated for road use until 31st October 1980 indicating the Jeep was available for use right up until Steve McQueen passed away only a week later.

Since being imported to the UK, this important Willys Jeep has been renovated and fully recommissioned exactly as it would have been in McQueen’s ownership by marque specialists and leading Jeep experts, Jeeparts-UK Ltd. It is supplied with a NOVA reference number, an application for first registration has been made to the DVLA and expected that a UK V5c will be available at time of sale. Full EU and UK taxes have been paid. It will also arrive at the sale with an MoT and a dating certificate from the Military Vehicle Trust. This fabulous motorcar offers superb provenance and is an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a significant Willys Jeep once owned and driven by the coolest man in Hollywood.”


11 Comments on “Steve McQueen’s 1945 MB **SOLD**

  1. Bob in nc

    I liked that yellow I think it was a caddy that Rick at the pawn shop in Vegas bought. It was in his last movie when he was a bail bondsman.
    But not 100 grand for that jeep. Is there any pictures of him in that jeep? Did he ever drive the Jeep?

  2. Terry

    I don’t get it . So Steve McQueen owned it . So what ? He’s not going to drive you around in it .It’s just a jeep .

  3. Tracy

    That’s ridiculous. Like Terry said… Steve McQueen owned it. So what.
    Now I suppose the price of all MB’s and GPW’s will take a huge leape because of this.

  4. Craig in ME

    Who bought it…George Castanza? As was said, so what if Stevie ‘ole(dead) boy owned it. Made me think of the ‘Seinfeld’ episode regarding Jon Voight’s car…make that John Voight. Don’t forget Gregory Peck’s bicycle too!!!!!

  5. bob in NC

    ranger bob;

    i agree with you. if you google it, looks like steve spent some time driving this jeep. the guy who purchased this jeep who had the extra 100 grand to spend probably knew what he was doing.

  6. Bob in nc

    The Jeep shown with Steve is different than the one sold. Again, if the one that sold was just owned by Steve and not driven by him I don’t think it’s worth squat. Wonder what happened to his real jeep?

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