Celebrity bikes are attracting big money at the moment and now a ’59 Harley owned by rock ‘n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis is expecting to fetch $1 million this weekend.
This follows a world record $US1.3m paid recently for the Captain America Harley Panhead chopper from the 1969 cult film Easy Rider despite questions over its authenticity and $US450,000 paid for a 1958 Ariel Cyclone bought by ‘50s rock and roll legend Buddy Holly just six months before he died and belonging to good friend Waylon Jennings.
Now the 79-year-old singer of Great Balls of Fire is cashing in on the celebrity bike trend by auctioning the Harley-Davidson motorcycle he’s owned since new.
Harley apparently gave the bike to Jerry Lee Lewis and another to Elvis Presley.
The ’59 Harley, with a white fuel tank and bags, is being auction by Mecum in Kissimmee, Florida, on January 25.
What should make the bike fetch a huge amount is the fact that it has been owned by the rocker since new, says auction house president Dana Mecum.