Sold for $ 68,750
- 1,275-cc, 65-hp inline OHV four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission
- Constructed by Von Dutch for the 1969 movie “The Reivers,” a William Faulkner tale starring Steve McQueen and Sharon Farrell
- Slightly smaller scale than a real Winton but with period correct features
- In Steve McQueen’s collection till his passing away
Chassis no. WF1236
1,275-cc, 65-hp inline OHV four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle with full-elliptic leaf springs and two-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 99-inches
Looking like an early brass era car, this vehicle was constructed from scratch by legendary custom car craftsman Von Dutch. Born Kenneth Howard, Von Dutch found his calling in the burgeoning car culture of postwar California. Best known for his artistic pin striping, he was a skilled mechanic as well. This car was constructed for the 1969 movie “The Reivers,” a William Faulkner tale starring Steve McQueen and Sharon Farrell.
Meant to typify cars of the brass era, it is on a slightly smaller scale than a real Winton. It is powered by a BMC A-series engine, probably from an Austin-Healey Sprite. Painted yellow with black canvas top, it very much looks the part, with brass headlamps and sidelamps. McQueen liked the car so much he took possession at the end of filming and kept it for the rest of his life.