Thirty-two years after his death, Steve McQueen still reigns as the coolest movie star to ever ride a motorcycle. One of his preferred brands was Husqvarna (another, seen here, was Triumph) and to the delight of motorcycle enthusiasts and McQueen fans alike, one of his bikes will soon be in the hands of a new owner. This 1970 Husqvarna 400 […]
Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Rakes In $1.8 Million
A collection of classic motorcycles including some owned by the Du Pont family was auctioned by Bonhams in Las Vegas, with sales reaching $1.8 million, nearly double the pre-auction estimates.
The auction included 50 motorcycles and 113 lots of spare parts from the Du Pont family including some from the personal collection of E. Paul du Pont, founder of Du Pont Motors and one-time president of Indian Motorcycles. The Du Pont collection accounted for $1 million. The auction also featured 70 other rare motorcycles.
The highest selling motorcycles were a pair of Vincents. Pictured below is a 1955 Vincent Black Prince with 13,000 miles on it that sold for $122,500. Pictured at the top is a 1953 Vincent Series C Black Shadow with 3,034 miles on the odometer owned by Lex du Pont, which also sold for $122,500.