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Some would say Steve McQueen was even more passionate about auto racing than he was about acting, but he was able to weave his racing threads into his silver screen work, hence movies like “Bullitt” and “Le Mans”. This Cooper T-56 MKII was one of the members of his racing stable, having been purchased by the “King of Cool” in 1962 after befriending John Cooper, himself, and attending his racing school. McQueen raced the car on the street and the track, and in many cases, won. But he actually left the car behind for his mechanic to sell when his Hollywood bosses forced his hand to choose between movies and car racing. Long since then, the T-56 has been restored to period-correctness by Hardy Hall Restorations of Herefordshire, England, with a 1098cc BMC engine mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. The British Racing Green over Black T-56 is now up for sale, so you can truly grab a piece of racing history owned by a Hollywood legend.

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Unzip your coat and have some mulled wine on the house—you’ve arrived at your final gifting destination: The Holiday Gift Guide. It’s like your friendly neighborhood one-stop holiday shop, except instead of balsa wood ornaments, ours is packed with thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. Future heirlooms, small-but-significant stocking stuffers, and gear for getting out there (or staying in)—are all right here. There’s no music playing in the background though, so you’ll just have to hum Bing Crosby while you click around instead.

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