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