The car is from the 1968 Bullitt film starring McQueen. It excited fans in the sale room and telephone bidders as it reached over triple the sale price of the same model which had been sold at a previous auction.


Another highlight of the sale was the 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale, one of just three built. The rare Speciale opening bid was $15 million. The final sale price was an astonishing $26,400,000 making it one of the most automobiles ever offered at public auction.

Other impressive sales included the Austie Clark 1911 Mercer Type 35R Raceabout which sold for $2,530,000; and a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, which sold for $2,090,000.

The official results for RM's Monterey sale will be posted early next week here.