Steve McQueen’s Husqvarna To Headline Bonhams Las Vegas Auction

Bonhams, the premiere auction house most closely associated with all things Steve McQueen, will be offering the Hollywood icon’s very own ‘Husky’ at its 3rd annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction in January 2013 at the Bally’s Hotel & Casino

Through best friend Bud Ekins, McQueen became associated with Triumph in the 1960s. But when the lightweight, powerful and nimble Swedish-made Husqvarna was introduced to America in 1970, it quickly became McQueen’s preferred mount. Subsequently, it was this brand of motorcycle McQueen rode on numerous, highly publicized occasions.

This genuine 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross owned and ridden by the legendary actor is offered with an exhaustive quantity of documents supporting its provenance and authenticity. McQueen’s Husky will be joining an already impressive auction line-up, such as the quartet of BMW racing motorcycles – including the very rare and highly desirable Kompressor – and the original condition 1902 Rambler from the Indian Motorcycle Museum. Additional information about the Las Vegas auction, including bidder registration and catalog purchases, may be found at Bonhams Las Vegas Bonhams.com/Vegas

 

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5 Responses to “Steve McQueen’s Husqvarna To Headline Bonhams Las Vegas Auction”


  1. 1 Shifter Nov 23rd, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    The McQueen name will sell anything at any price…

  2. 2 calif phil Nov 24th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I would love to have that bike. There is no one cooler the McQueen.

  3. 3 Zipper Nov 24th, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Only the Fonz. ..Z

  4. 4 Kirk Perry Nov 24th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Husky’s were popular for the balance-thing they had going. The front ends were light and

    would lift quite easily, but still controllable – “just because the way they sit” (was 70’s speak).

  5. 5 Darryl Briggs Nov 26th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I just recently watched “On Any Sunday” which had Steve McQueen in it and showcased a lot of motorcycle events and races. I hadn’t seen it since it came out in theaters way back when. It was great to see all that again.

    If you have Netflix on demand it is in their library of viewable movies.

    -Darryl

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