Some McQueen Discoveries



It’s been a while since we posted some pictures of our Steve. We like to collect a few relative rarities and save them up to share. And, we don’t think we’ve come across this half dozen.

We didn’t know, either, that SM ever owned a mini.

According to various sources on the webs, he had an 1961 Mini Cooper S, which he had customized by one Lee Brown.

Brown painted the car in McQueen’s favourite metallic brown (remember that famous 250 Lusso).

A sunroof and a wooden dash were installed, so the story goes, the radio antenna was moved to the rear bumper and a fog light was mounted on the front.

Seats were covered in brown vinyl and the wheels were chromed and then reversed to widen the track.

A few other gems here, too. Enjoy.