The museum also featured a lot of his movie memorabilia which is also up for auction.
The Rabbitohs chopper honours Russell’s favourite football team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs of which he owns 50%.
The bike is powered by a 1647cc S&S 100 engine, coupled to a Baker six speed transmission, with Orange County Choppers custom ‘rabbit ear’ wheels, ‘cross’ motif indicators, handle grips, rear number plate surround, fuel tank, exhaust pipes and front and rear fenders and a custom ‘Rabbitohs’ construction worker hard hat.
The bike’s tank is autographed by the Teutul family.
Incidentally, Paul Teutul Snr has filed for bankruptcy claiming to owe more than 50 creditors $US1,070,893.44 while his worth was only $US1,801,729.
Teutul’s home is now also in foreclosure, adding to the growing list of financial issues for the former television star.
It comes as the revival of American Chopper hit the TV screens in the US.
Other auction highlights
While the museum contained a lot of other bikes such as a 1933 BSA Blue Star, 1963 Norton 350 Navigator and 1973 Norton 750 Commando, they are not included in the auction.
Nor is an original Easy Rider poster and the “colours” worn by Dewey Hungerford in the iconic Aussie bike film, Stone.
However, an autographed photo of Evel Knievel jumping through the Caesar’s palace fountain in Las Vegas is included and expected to fetch ump to $2000.