The stories of Steve McQueen racing up and down Mulholland Drive in his rare Jaguar and Ferrari are the stuff of legend. McQueen may be gone and Mulholland strangled with traffic and law enforcement who appease the NIMBY community, but the actor’s Ferrari 275 GTB/4 lives on and is as beautiful as ever thanks to its recent restoration.
Toronto raised film maker Christopher Rutkowski tells the story of this Seventies inspired short clip of the car in action on that same stretch of pavement in modern times.
This is Steve McQueen’s own Ferrari 275 GTB that he owned while filming Bullitt in San Francisco. This Ferrari sold for over 10 million dollars at RM auctions Monterey in 2014. This car has undergone a full restoration by Ferrari Classiche in Italy. It is a prime example of one of the most beautiful cars in the world. The paint job is unmatched. Watch the scenery perfectly mirrored in the flawless chianti red that rests on the door panel of this amazing car.
When RM Auctions called us to shoot a video on their prize car we got to work right away. Spending 5 days of filming to get the perfect story. This was one of our first cuts of the video opening that was turned down in the early stages of editing. We thought it’s a shame to have this sit on the hard drives with no one seeing it. The car-mounted shots were too beautiful to let go unnoticed.