Steve McQueen’s Cooper T-56 Formula Junior Race Car.
Automobiles and Hollywood have gone together because the start of the film industry, however no one represented that much better than Steve McQueen. McQueen was a fan of anything with wheels and a skilled motorist in his own right, as evidenced this 1961 Cooper T-56 owned by the star. Designed and built for the FIA’s Formula Junior series, the car was campaigned in-period by the Tyrell group, who would go on to win 3 F1 World Championships with Sir Jackie Stewart behind the wheel. This T-56 had eight first-place finishes with Tyrell, while McQueen would race it in California– prior to being forced by Hollywood to pick between acting and driving. The automobile has actually been brought back to its initial spec when raced by Tyrell and McQueen from the ground up and is eligible for historical events all over the world.