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The Iconic 1970 Husqvarna from “On Any Sunday” will be up for auction

Updated September 18, 2018

Earlier in the week, the local media outlet, Ride Apart revealed that The iconic red motorcycle from the film, On Any Sunday, would be up for auctioning.

The bike, is a vintage 1970 Husqvarna 400 and experts have predicted it to get sold for anywhere between $75,000 to $100,000 when it would be auctioned on the 6th of October in this year.

Bonhams Auctioneer, a privately owned international auction house, well known all over the world as one of the biggest auctioneer for jewelry, fine art, antiques, and cars will be organizing the sale at the auction that is set to take place at Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.

Ride Apart also revealed that, whoever wins the auction for McQueen’s bike would get some additional collectible items that belong to the legendary actor.

McQueen left several personal items on the 1970 Husqvarna which include an entry form for the 1970 Saddleback 500 Senior Race and a penny from the year of the actor’s son’s birth. Steve McQueen was quite passionate about racing.

To his credits, McQueen has competed in the 1970 12 Hours of Sebring Race in a Porsche 908/02 and has also won a three-liter class. Before making a switch to the famous Husqvarna, he was an off-road motorcycle racer who rode a Triumph 500 cc. And in the year 1978 McQueen was inducted into the Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame.

McQueen built a career in Hollywood for being a fearless actor who performed most of his highly risky stunts on his own.

Other than being passionate about motorcycles, McQueen was also an avid car collector, and according to CEO his collection of cars consisted of a variety of Porsches, Chevrolets, Jaguars and Mini Coopers.

Other than the iconic red Husqvarna 400, bikes such as a 1949 Vincent Black Lightning would also be auctioned in the October 6th auction.

 

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