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1951 Chevrolet Styleline Convertible

Brought to you by Barrett-Jackson, this Styleline has not only made appearance in a Hollywood film and owned by the film star who drove it frequently, but also made it to the top list of the world’s collector car auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Jan 19, 2018 | By Andrea Sim

1951 Chevrolet Styleline Convertible featured in “The Hunter”

Offered by Barrett-Jackson: 2018 Scottsdale, Arizona auction sale, here’s your chance to bid for the car before the deal ends on 21 January, 2018. This 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe convertible in pale yellow finish was driven frequently by Hollywood’s legendary Steve McQueen in the final movie of his memorable career “The Hunter”.

Steve McQueen in Bullitt, 1968 | Image courtesy of REX

Right after the completion of the filming McQueen bought it over and added it to his personal car inventory. At Detroit’s Motor Show, the 1968 green “Bullitt” Ford Mustang, driven by the same actor in a chase scene in a classic 1968 movie, is on display. The actor tried to buy it from Bullitt twice, but was an unsuccessful battle.

However, for this Styeline, today, it features the important original factory specifications and the buyer of this car model will see that it has an older restoration, and it is said that the paint exhibited some flaws as would be anticipated with a restoration of this age. Under the bonnet, the Styleline convertible is powered by a 6-cylinder engine with 92 horsepower and 3-speed manual transmission with column-mounted shift.

This pale yellow Styleline is documented by the original McQueen Certificate of Authenticity to prove that the car was once owned by film star Steve McQueen and the same car had been put up for sale at the actor’s estate auction held in Las Vegas, in 1984. In addition to its history, the document was not only signed by the actors children Terry and Chad,  the Styleline also came out in the 2007 book McQueens Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon by Matt Stone.


*The descriptions of this vehicle will be provided exclusively by the consignor. Barrett-Jackson does not make representations or warranties about vehicles offered for sale at auction. To bid for the car, please visit Barrett-Jackson to make enquiries.

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