Friday, May 6, 2011

Steve McQueen's Rolls-Royce from The Thomas Crown Affair...

In the original 1968 version of The Thomas Crown Affair, Steve McQueen drove this Rolls-Royce as the dashing business man and bank robber, 'Thomas Crown'.
1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Two-Door Sedan
driven by Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair
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Thomas Crown Affair movie Rolls Royce
This 1967 Rolls-Royce was photographed on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. on March 31, 2011.

This movie car was personally driven by Steve McQueen, accompanied by his co-star Faye Dunaway who played 'Vicki Anderson', the sexy insurance investigator determined to get her man.

The stylish Rolls-Royce, which was one of the most expensive cars in the world when new, projected an aura of success and sophistication that helped set the tone of the film and define the character of Thomas Crown.

The Thomas Crown Affair 1968 movie poster
Thomas Crown Affair 1968 movie poster
The Thomas Crown Affair was later remade in 1999, starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.


  1. Interestingly, the car that was displayed at The Petersen was not the actual car from the film. The car in the film was finished in Brewster Green (not Blue) with Beige hide and a single Gold coachline. It did not have side repeater lights above the wheel arches on the front wings (fenders) and, unlike the Blue shown, had Lucas 'Flamethrower' headlamps. I was had a chance to purchase the original car used in the film, and could still kick myself for doing having done so.

  2. Thank you for the info John, I thought The Petersen were supposed to be the experts in classic cars, but obviously not.

    1. The '67 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud is one of, if not the best looking automobile ever made - understated elegance.


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