It has been announced that the legendary Steve McQueen’s 1931 Harley Davidson and 1969 Chevrolet C10 Baja truck will be up for auction at the Mecum Celebrity Items Auction: Celebrating the Legendary History of Hollywood on July 26-27, 2013 at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. The event will last for two days and feature tons of artifacts and collectibles from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Steve’s 1969 Chevy C10 Baja was brought to life by designer and motoring visionary Vic Hickey. The truck was the first factory built truck specifically constructed for the Baja 1000. This truck is a C10 chassis with a C30 one-ton cab. The truck has seen the likes of Cliff Coleman, Bud Ekins, Johhny Dias, Mickey Thompson and Chuck Coye. The truck eventually landed in the hands of McQueen in 1970, where he received it as a package deal by GM.
The truck was only Steve’s for a solid 2 years before he divorced his wife Niele. During the divorce, the couple was forced to split up their assets and Steve ended up selling a lot of his cars. The truck was sold to Joe Mecalf, one of Hickey’s employees. The truck would end up being used as a farm vehicle until an off-road enthusiast came across it in the 1990s.
The C10 boasts the original red paint, 14,000 miles, Original Vic Hickey front and rear differential covers, and an original Vic Hickey built roll cage system.
“Steve McQueen was a good driver, and he was tough, came out of that boys school in Chino,” said Hickey. This awesome piece of history will be sold to the highest bidder now and it’s great to see something like this withstand the tests of time.