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Bid Live on Proxibid for Collector Cars Owned by Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen and more in the NEC Classic Motor Show Auction Presented by Silverstone Auctions

October 30, 2018

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 30, 2018--You might not be the King of Cool, but you can drive like him when you bid on a 1945 Willys Jeep once owned by Steve McQueen in the upcoming NEC Classic Motor Show Auction taking place November 10-11 in Birmingham, UK and live online on Proxibid, the most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items. The Willys Jeep is one of 300 lots of collector cars, motorcycles, automobilia, and watches up for bid during this two-day sale.

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This 1945 Willys Jeep MB once owned by movie star and the “King of Cool” Steve McQueen, star of legendary films including The Great Escape, Bullitt, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Le Mans, is one of the 300,000 Willys Jeeps produced during WWII. This Jeep was part of McQueen’s vast car collection and can be yours when you bid live online on Proxibid. (Photo: Business Wire)

The 1945 Willys Jeep MB once owned by movie star and the “King of Cool” Steve McQueen, star of legendary films including The Great Escape, Bullitt, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Le Mans, is one of the 300,000 Willys Jeeps produced during WWII. This Jeep was part of McQueen’s vast car collection until it was sold as lot 532 at the Steve McQueen Estate Auction in November 1984.

Another beauty up for bid in the NEC Classic Motor Show Auction is the 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible once owned by Frank Sinatra. This left-hand drive vehicle was presented to Sinatra for his 70 th birthday by Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. In 1990, Sinatra gifted the car to his assistant Ingemar Fredriksson, who sold it in 2001.

“The NEC Classic Motor Show sale historically brings some of the more important and sought-after collector cars up for auction and this year’s event is no exception,” said Guy Lees-Milne, General Manager for Silverstone Auctions. “This auction includes some of the most exciting vehicles, including many left-hand drive cars, we have seen available for auction. We are delighted that through our partnership with Proxibid, bidders can bid and buy securely online, even if they cannot attend the live auctions.”

Other left-hand drive vehicles up for bid in this auction include:

Only Proxibid offers the industry’s most sophisticated risk management and fraud protection systems, designed to ensure buyers are safe when transacting online. That combined with Proxibid’s 99.99%+ uptime and commitment to customer service make it the most trusted place to buy classic cars online.

For more information, to view auction catalogs, or to bid, please visit www.proxibid.com/silverstone.

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About Proxibid

Proxibid provides auction companies and asset owners with access to the most trusted way to buy and sell highly valued items online. More than $6 billion in inventory passes through Proxibid’s Marketplace annually via live and timed auctions, and Buy Now and Make Offer capabilities, across 16 categories including heavy equipment; industrial machinery; real estate; fine art; antiques and collectibles, and more.

Founded in 2001, Proxibid is headquartered in Omaha, NE with offices in London. For more information about Proxibid, please visit  www.proxibid.com.

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