Steve McQueen’s 1963 Triumph Bonnveille “Desert Sled”

Steve McQueen sells, Evel Knievel doesn’t

The star power of Hollywood legend and motorbike racer Steve McQueen has again been proved with a Triumph Bonneville called the “Desert Sled” selling at auction for $US103,000. In 2009, the Desert Sled sold at Bonhams & Butterfields’ first motorcycle and memorabilia auction for $84,240, yielding a good return for seller Larry Bowman, a prominent California collector. The “Desert …

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Evel Knievel Harley-Davidson XL 1000 Sportster

Famous Evel Knievel bike at auction

One of the most iconic motorbikes of modern pop culture would have to be the 1970s Harley-Davidson XL 1000 Evel Knievel used in numerous stunts. Now, the 1976 Harley-Davidson XL 1000 made especially for the Hollywood movie, Viva Knievel, will be auctioned at the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction on January 7 alongside another famous …

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