The tweed sports jacket worn by the “king of cool” actor Steve McQueen in the 1968 film Bullitt will be sold at an auction. The jacket will be the featured item in an auction commandeered by auction house Profiles in History, which occurs July 29 in Los Angeles.
The McQueen-worn jacket is expected to sell for between $600,000 and $800,000. Additionally, a nightgown that belonged to Monica Lewinksi (clean, we assume) also will be offered for sale.
The auctioneer describes the sports jacket as follows.
"This jacket is the brown herringbone tweed jacket, with suede elbow patches, that was custom made for Hollywood legend Steve McQueen ... McQueen wore this jacket throughout the second half of the film. McQueen wears this distinctive jacket while on the hitman’s trail, during the iconic car chase, while riding with Jacqueline Bisset in her yellow Porsche cabriolet in San Mateo, at the police station, in the Coroner’s office and the climactic chase on foot at San Francisco International Airport where 'Bullitt' finally kills the mobster and places this jacket over the dead body."