The racing suit famously worn by Steve McQueen in Le Mans will be auctioned in Beverly Hills this December. Even though Steve McQueen has been dead for 31 years, this race car driver and silver screen star of the 1960s and ‘70s is consistently named as one of the 15 top-earning dead celebrities.
If history really repeats itself, then Profiles in History, the L.A. based auction house responsible for the current sell-off, can expect some major earnings from this piece of “King Of Cool” memorabilia. A pair of Persol sunglassed worn by McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair sold for $70,000 in 2006 and his Rolex Explorer II went for $234,000 in 2009. Most impressively, the 1969 Porsche 911S that McQueen drove in off-track scenes in Le Mans sold for a reported $1.4 million in August of this year.
Source: The Huffington Post