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“This isn’t just a thousand to one shot. This is a professional bloodsport. And it can happen to you. And then it can happen to you again”
The rarest of the rare, (as predominantly printed in English) with a very low print run, that’s what this original 1971 Japan B2 film poster for “Le Mans” is. Quite frankly one of the finest Steve McQueen motor-racing images ever produced. Originally rolled this example presents near perfectly; Genuinely very very scarce and becoming hard to find due to the Film’s very limited release in it’s day. Now an iconic and much admired motor racing movie showing just why Steve McQueen was the true King of Cool ! Highly recommended and rarely offered in such high grade condition this represents a fantastic example of McQueen, motor-racing & cinematic memorabilia .
“When people risk their lives, shouldn’t it be for something very important?”
Trivia: Steve McQueen‘s blood type (Group O, Reh D neg) is shown on the back of his helmet. This was common at the time and drivers would show blood types either on the helmets or clothing.
“Steve McQueen takes you for a drive in the country…The country is France. The drive is at 200 MPH!”
Incredibly rare original 1971 “Le Mans” film poster. This stunning original Japan B2 film poster is quite frankly one of the best posters (whatever the country) available for this iconic McQueen movie…Originally rolled this example presents near perfectly; Genuinely scarce and becoming very hard to find due to the very limited release in it’s day. Now an iconic and much admired sports film showing just why Steve McQueen was the true King of Cool…Highly recommended and genuinely scarce in such outstanding high grade condition; a personal favourite not only for being one of the best cinematic images of McQueen but also as a huge watch collecting buff it’s great to see him sporting the historic TAG Heuer “Monaco” chronograph. This example with it’s country unique Japanese design represents a fantastic example of McQueen, motor-racing, horological & cinematic memorabilia .
“Racing’s important to men who do it well. When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting”
Trivia: The crashing Porsche 917 and Ferrari 512 were actually outdated Lola T70’s ‘made up’ to look like a 917 and a 512, since it was out of the question to sacrifice one of these priceless cars. The fake Ferrari was remote-controlled.…more detail
Incredibly rare original 1971 “Le Mans” film poster. Any paper from this sought after Steve McQueen motor racing title is scarce but this British UK quad film poster is one of the the rarest (and the best) for this iconic McQueen movie. Beautifully painted artwork by Tom Jung, emphasising the patriotic red, white and blue colours of the America flag and also matching McQueen’s racing overalls. Originally folded (as issued) this unrestored example presents and displays to excellent effect and is easily the best example I have ever offered for sale. A film where any posters are genuinely scarce and very hard to find due to the very limited cinematic release at the time. It has (over time) become an iconic and much admired motor sports film showing just why Steve McQueen was the true King of Cool…Highly recommended; a personal favourite, classic and elegant…A great looking piece of truly collectable movie and motor racing memorabilia and it’s STEVE MCQUEEN ! …“Racing’s important to men who do it well. When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting”
Trivia: The 1970 911S Porsche driven by Steve McQueen in the opening scenes (and owned by his Solar Productions) was auctioned in 2011 and brought $1.375 million and his worn racing suit from the movie sold for $960.000…more detail