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In pictures: Steve McQueen auction

Barbara McQueen on a motorbike

More than 200 items that belonged to the late Hollywood legend Steve McQueen are being auctioned in Los Angeles by his widow Barbara. The actor died in 1980, aged 50.

A 1920s Indian Powerplus Daytona racing motorcycle

McQueen was a motorsports fanatic, and vintage motorcycles are among the items for sale. The actor famously featured in a motorbike chase in the 1963 film, The Great Escape.

A 1958 GMC truck and Wurlitzer juke-box

A 1958 pick-up truck - registration MCQ3188 - and two juke-boxes are up for sale. "He was a collector of anything," Mrs McQueen told Agence France Presse news agency.

An advertising sign

Widow Barbara McQueen said: "It will be nice for other people to have a piece of Steve... and remember him every day." McQueen was one of the top movie stars of the 60s and 70s.

Leather helmet and goggles

McQueen's best-known films included The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Bullitt and The Towering Inferno. He earned a best actor Oscar nomination for The Sand Pebbles.

A motorcycle jacket

McQueen died following surgery for lung cancer. Nicknamed the "king of cool" during his lifetime, he remains one of the most iconic stars in cinema history.


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