Steve McQueen Scott Squirrel up for auction

Another McQueen machine goes up for auction in New York June 11th

WELL HEELED Steve McQueen fans have yet another chance to snap up one of the late Hollywood star's machines, when his Von Dutch 1929 Scott 596cc Super Squirrel goes up for auction at the Antiquorum, New York, on June 11th.

Last month Visordown reported the news that McQueen's 1964 FIM racing licence fetched £26,670 at a recent memorabilia auction. The Scott is expected to fetech between £70,000-80,000.

The Antiquorum website says about McQueen's Scott:

Produced by the Scott Motorcycle Company, the present motorcycle is not only a fine example of one of the most technologically advanced machines of its day, but it was restored, painted and pin striped in the 1970s by the legendary Kenny “Von Dutch” Howard. The bike features the infamous Von Dutch ‘flying eyeball’ logo affixed in cloisonné to the toolbox, while the Scott logos are all hand-painted and finished in gold leaf.

A unique feature of the bike is that Von Dutch mistakenly lettered the date on the front number plate ‘1926’ instead of the correct ‘1929.’ Having recognized the historical and artistic significance of this motorcycle, prior to his death, Steve McQueen gifted the bike back to Von Dutch so that he may personally own his masterpiece.