The 1976 Harley-Davidson XL 1000 was customized by Bud Ekins specifically for the Hollywood movie in which Knievel played himself fighting Mexican drug dealers. Owned by Warner Brothers, the motorcycle was purchased from the studio after filming by Los Angeles-area Harley dealer Dick Hutchins and has been displayed ever since.
It’s an incredible artifact of popular culture ridden in a movie by America’s greatest daredevil. "I came along at the right time in the right place," said Knievel. "America was down on its ass when I came along and needed somebody who was truthful and honest, someone who would spill blood and break bones, somebody who wasn't a phony."
The Knievel and McQueen* bikes – along many more motorcycles – will be offered on Thursday, January 7th at Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction held at Bally’s Hotel & Casino on The Strip. For more information, visit bonhams.com/vegas.
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