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Steve McQueens Ford Mustang Goes On Sale In Germany

Story By: Georgina Jadikovska, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash

А 1969 Mustang Fastback first owned by Hollywood legend Steve McQueen has gone on sale in Germany for USD 100,000.

Steven McQueen, who died in 1980 aged 50, is best known for films such as ‘Bullitt’, The Great Escape’, and ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and was even the highest-paid movie star in the world in 1974.

After the iconic 1968 Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in the film ‘Bullitt’ sold for USD 3.4 million at an auction in the US state of Florida, one of his private cars has gone on sale in Germany.

The Steve McQueen Mustang Fastback 1969 which is on sale in the German city of Dusseldorf. (stephangabriel.com/Newsflash)

Current owner Michael Frohlich, 71, who owns a car saloon, explained that one of his acquaintances had bought the blue Mustang on his behalf from McQueen’s widow in the US state of Oregon.

He then managed to transfer it to the German city of Dusseldorf and kept it in his family ever since.

Experts claimed that various window stickers and photos found in the car prove the authenticity of the vehicle and its connection to the famous actor, who died of a heart attack while undergoing experimental treatment for cancer.

The Steve McQueen Mustang Fastback 1969 which is on sale in the German city of Dusseldorf. (stephangabriel.com/Newsflash)

The 71-year-old car dealer has decided to sell the 1969 Mustang Fastback for a starting bid of USD 100,000 (GBP 72,000), after several auction houses already expressed interested in the iconic car.

Frohlich, who owns a car saloon in the city of Dusseldorf called Fantastic Vehicles, said the car is functional, but “totally worn down”.

He added: “It looks worn out and aged by the sun, but it’s authentic and a great car.”

The Steve McQueen Mustang Fastback 1969 which is on sale in the German city of Dusseldorf. (stephangabriel.com/Newsflash)

According to local media, American multinational automaker Ford boosted the vehicle for McQueen to use for racing before it was delivered to him.