This one has been sourced directly from the film production company, Carolco. It has a few scrapes and dings, but only 630km (392) miles on the odometer.
The bike will be auctioned at the “Icons Legends of Hollywood Auction” held by auction house Profiles in History on June 5. It is expected t fetch up to $US300,000 (about $A400,000).
Terminator 2 Fat Boys can jump
In the film, the bike is jumped into an LA sewer. Next to The Great Escape jump, it’s probably the most famous in cinema history.
The Fat Boy’s 3m jump looks impressive as stunt double Peter Kent is riding a 300+kg Fat Boy beast, not a relatively nimble little Triumph dirt bike like in The Great Escape.
However, Hollywood trickery did assist as the Fat Boy was supported by 3cm cables, so that when they hit the ground, the bike and rider only weighed about 80kg. The cables were later digitally erased.
In addition to the on-screen presence, the motorcycle played an integral role in the marketing of the film.
It was featured on the film poster and countless other promotional artwork depicting Arnold wearing his leather jacket and pants while straddling the motorcycle and carrying his lever-action Winchester shotgun in his right hand.