You Can Now Own Steve McQueen's Awesomely Retro Dune Buggy From 'The Thomas Crown Affair'

Buy the Chevy-powered off-roader from the King of Cool's 1968 cult classic.
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Steve McQueen's high-octane tear down the Massachusetts coast in The Thomas Crown Affair didn't just add another page to the King of Cool's venerable body of work, it single-handedly carved out an automotive segment known today as "dune buggies."

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Now you can buy the ride McQueen drove in the 1968 heist flick when it goes on sale through Bonhams' Amelia Island Auction in Fernandina Beach, Florida next March. 

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The model is a Meyers Manx, which was produced by B. F. Meyers & Co. from 1964 to 1971. Being the gearhead that McQueen was, the acting legend worked closely with Pete Condos of Con-Ferr fame to upgrade the bright-orange off-roader with added power, bigger tires and more.

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"Crown lives at the beach and he has a dune buggy. I helped them design it, so I'm kinda proud of that," McQueen said in a period documentary about the film. 

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"It's set on a Volkswagen chassis with big ol' wide weenies – big wide tires on mag wheels, a [Chevrolet] Corvair engine stuffed in the back."

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"It's very light, you know (because of the fiberglass body). It's pulling about 230 horses and weighs about a thousand pounds."

Given that the Persol shades McQueen wore in The Thomas Crown Affair fetched a whopping $70,200 last year, you'd better have at least six figures to bid on this badass retro ride. 

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