1952 Chevrolet 3800 Pickup with Camper and Husqvarna CR250 Motorbike

Needless to say, this 1952 Chevrolet 3800 Pickup with Camper and Husqvarna CR250, which is going under the hammer with Bring A Trailer, is cool enough in its own right but when you discover they were once owned by the King of Cool himself, Steve McQueen, their appeal positively goes through the roof.

If you’ve been planning that once in a lifetime road trip and seeking the perfect steed for the job, you might just have found it with this stunning 1952 Chevrolet 3800 Pickup with Camper and Husqvarna CR250 Motorbike which is positively overflowing with old school cool. This 1952 Chevrolet 3800 is a one-ton step-side pickup that comes equipped with a custom camper and it was previously owned by film icon, Steve McQueen. Finished in Forest Green, the truck is powered by a 235ci straight-six backed by a floor-shifted, four-speed manual transmission.

Road Tripping

The camper was crafted in 1952 by Northern Sheet Metal of Yreka, California, and is you’ll find a double-size bed, drawers, shelves, a roof platform, and a diamond-plated rear bumper making it a great choice for all your road tripping dreams. Steve McQueen is said to have purchased the truck in the late 1970s, and after his death, it was sold at the 1984 Steve McQueen Estate Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was acquired by the selling dealer in 2016 and is accompanied by a modified 1972 Husqvarna CR250 inspired by the film On Any Sunday.

This 1952 Chevrolet 3800 Pickup with Camper and Husqvarna CR250 Motorbike from Bring A Trailer comes with California registration documents in Steve McQueen’s name, a McQueen certificate of authenticity, and Ontario registration. It is thought that in late 1980, McQueen and Reverend Billy Graham drove this truck from Santa Paula, California, where McQueen spent his last years, to a Ventura County airport so that the film star could take a flight to Mexico for what would be his final cancer treatment.

The longbed, stepside body comes in a cool looking Forest Green colourway and boasts a five-window cab, a body-colour windshield sun visor, extended side mirrors, and a white front bumper. Other features of this eye-catching machine includes three five-gallon gas cans mounted to the running boards, a driver-side spotlight, and two lockable tool boxes. Black steel wheels feature chrome hubcaps and these are mounted with Tornel bias-ply classic truck tires sized 7.50-17.

Vintage Interiors

The two-tone cabin has a green bench seat which is trimmed in vinyl and striking patterned cloth, along with brown door panels and a brown painted metal dashboard. Some of the amenities include wing windows, a heater, and an AM radio. A factory three-spoke steering wheel frames a 90-mph speedometer and a combination gauge for oil pressure, water temperature, voltage, and fuel level. The five-digit odometer shows under 39k miles.

With current bidding at just $35k for this road trip machine and the amazing looking motorbike, this is already a bargain before you throw in the fact that it was once owned by one of the coolest men on the planet, Steve McQueen. If you want to get your hands on a piece of automotive history, head on over to Bring A Trailer now.

Leo Davie
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