A camper van once owned by Steve McQueen is for sale | Car News

Ontario-based LMC is giving for sale a 1952 Chevrolet 3800 camper van as soon as owned and driven by Steve McQueen.

When it comes to autos and late actor Steve McQueen, for most persons the ride that comes immediately to thoughts is the Ford Mustang employed thoroughly in the film Bullitt. In point not long back a single of the two autos employed in the film marketed for $3.4 million U.S. at an auction.

Indeed, the car or truck employed in the movie is legendary and unique, which clarifies the price tag, but so is really substantially anything touched by Steve McQueen, an actor regarded for his appreciate of all varieties of autos. Other motor vehicles that belonged to the movie legend have also piqued the curiosity of supporters, and the model currently available by Ontario-based Famous Motor Vehicles (LMC) claims to do just that.

The model available is a 1952 Chevrolet 3800 camper van that is explained to have been frequently employed by Steve McQueen for camping outings throughout the United States. A a single-ton truck, the auto was of the model range’s strongest group (the equal of a 3500 Hd model today at Chevrolet).

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1952 Chevrolet 3800, profile

1952 Chevrolet 3800, profile

Underneath the hood sits a 235 cubic-inch inline-six engine working with a four-pace guide transmission sending energy energy to the rear wheels. The model is also equipped with radio and… heating. The roof of the rear passenger compartment segment is manufactured of galvanized metal and aluminum. This aspect was not at first equipped by Common Motors at the time, but just after-current market suppliers marketed it and it was likely mounted just after primary buy.

The camper van is equipped with a double bed, cupboards and drawers, and an observation deck on the roof. 5-gallon gas cans, two software boxes and a highlight for lights ensured this auto was prepared for any eventualities wherever it went.

1952 Chevrolet 3800, interior

1952 Chevrolet 3800, interior

1952 Chevrolet 3800, interior, rear

1952 Chevrolet 3800, interior, rear

Steve McQueen is believed to have procured the van from a migrant employee in the late seventies just after looking at it parked on the facet of the street. It is also likely the auto that took him from his residence in Santa Paula, California, to the neighborhood airport on their way to Mexico, wherever he acquired his past cancer therapy before he died of mesothelioma in November 1980.

This auto has truly presently been available at auction, particularly at the actor’s estate sale just after his dying. It comes with a certificate of authenticity of this sale, signed by his daughter and son, Terry and Chad McQueen. LMC is inviting fascinated functions to contact them for data about the asking price tag. We can envision that will be in the community of a handful of tens of countless numbers of dollars, thinking of who owned it.

1952 Chevrolet 3800, three-quarters front

1952 Chevrolet 3800, three-quarters front

1952 Chevrolet 3800, back section

1952 Chevrolet 3800, back again segment

1952 Chevrolet 3800, engine

1952 Chevrolet 3800, engine