The original Triumph Bonneville is such an iconic motorcycle with a huge following around the world. So when Triumph reintroduced the modern version of the Bonneville, followed by the Thruxton and America, those who were inspired by Steve McQueen‘s or Marlon Brando‘s antics, but didn’t want to mess with fixing an old motorcycle, found renewed interest. […]
Steve McQueen’s Von Dutch Customized Bikes to be Auctioned Tomorrow
Here’s an opportunity to own motorcycles associated with Steve McQueen and Von Dutch - need we say more?
Get your credit cards out because tomorrow, January 9, 2014, will see a 1923 Indian Big Chief with Princess Sidecar owned by McQueen and fully restored by Von Dutch put on the auction block at the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. Previously sold at the Steve McQueen Estate Sale in Las Vegas in 1984, the 74cu (1200cc) Indian is “capable of reaching speeds of 90mph.” If McQueen’s coolness factor isn’t enough, having the notoriety of Von Dutch’s restoration is the icing on the cake.
However, this isn’t the only McQueen-owned Indian you can buy tomorrow. A pristine 1935 Indian Chief, also originally sold at the 1984 Steve McQueen Estate Sale in Las Vegas, could be yours for a price, tomorrow.
As if these two motorcycles aren’t enough to whet your appetite, three Von Dutch customized Triumphs will also be available for purchase. How does a 1949 Triumph Thunderbird Bobber that is included in the book The Art of Von Dutch sound? Or maybe you’d prefer a 1961 Triumph TR5C that Von Dutch graced with custom paint in 1966. The final offering from the king of SoCal Kustom Kulture is a modified 1964 Triumph TR6 featuring a custom paint scheme and Von Dutch signature.
Want some additional temptation? Many more motorcycles will be on sale, including the Silverman Museum Racing Collection of Ducatis and the Pierce Museum Collection of Harley-Davidsons.
For more information about the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction on Thursday, 9 January at Bally’s Hotel & Casino on The Strip visit their website.