Steve McQueen's 'Le Mans' Driving Suit Sells for Nearly $1 Million

Steve McQueen in 'Le Mans'

McQueen played driver Michael Delaney in Le Mans, one of the most famous racing movies of all time. Along with the Great Escape, the movie helped secure McQueen's reputation as an icy-cool tough guy. 

One of seven "Back to the Future" DeLoreans is sold for more than $500,000 at a recent auction.

Steve McQueen's driving suit from the 1971 film Le Mans was among the iconic Hollywood items sold at a the Profiles in History auction.

Estimated to be sold in the the $200,000-$300,000 range, the suit fetched $984,000, Hemmings reports. In the film, McQueen wore the Hinchman Nomex racing suit when he played Michael Delaney. For nearly four decades, the suit was owned by Timothy Davies, then a 12-year-old boy who won the piece of clothing from a studio-sponsored contest.

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The item wasn't the only Le Mans set piece to fetch a large amount of money at auction: The Porsche that McQueen drove in the film was sold for $1.25 million.

One of seven DeLorean cars used in the Back to the Future trilogy was estimated to bring in $400,000-$600,000 and stayed well within that range, selling for $541,000. This particular one appeared in the scene when Michael J. Fox drove through a drive-in screen and landed in the middle of a battle between Indians and the U.S. Cavalry in Back to the Future III.

After filming, the car sat on the Universal lot until 2003 when it was sold to a private collector who restored it.

Other items that were put up for auction included the a couch used on Friends and the ruby slippers in Wizard of Oz.