Be McQueen Cool: Buy The "Bullitt" Jacket For $800,000

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By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Jul 4, 2013  |  Updated 1:46 PM PDT
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The price of cool is steep -- but there's no doubt this jacket is the King of Tweed.

It's Steve McQueen's.

The three-pocket, brown herringbone tweed jacket worn by the movie star in the 1968 classic "Bullitt" -- right, that car chase -- is now up for auction. Rough estimate of a price? $800,000.
 

The chase through San Francisco is considering a seminal piece of American filmmaking (even if the editing technically means the cars magically jump from place to place in San Francisco).

The jacket has three pockets in an "asymmetrical design," and doesn't look unlike it was "picked up at a Goodwill store for a few dollars," according to Hemmings, which brings us news of the sale.

The jacket was tailored for McQueen and has the satin lining removed for -- what else -- coolness.

The jacket will go on auction at the Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 56, scheduled for later this month at ProfilesInHistory.com.

To date, the jacket has been on display at the Warner Brothers Studio Museum.

The pre-auction estimate for the jacket assumes it will fetch between $600,000 and $800,000, according to Hemmings.

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