Before he could afford a real Ferrari, Steve McQueen bought a little Italian roadster and stuck a prancing horse badge on it.

He called the 1953 Siata 208S Spyder his “Little Ferrari”.

The Italian roadster, one of only 35 built, has been added to the eye-popping lineup at RM Auctions’ Monterey sale next month.

A 1953 Siata 208S Spyder that belonged to the King of Cool

Featured in the book McQueen’s Machines, it was formerly part of the Cars of Steve McQueen exhibition at The Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles.

In addition to a 2.3 Litre 8-cylinder Fiat engine, the car features a very rare set of period-correct TAG Heuer rally racing instruments.

RM has not released an estimate yet but we’d say given the provenance it could go north of $1 million.

An expensive area, but the neighbors are nice….

[via JamesList]

Courtesy of RM Auctions; click to enlarge