The Harley-Davidson Stratocycle that (literally) launched Evel Knievel’s film career has been up for auction for anyone with a special interest in the legendary stuntman, Harley-Davidson, or horribly patriotic paint schemes.
Few people captured the essence of the advent of television in the 1960s better than Evil Knievel, a true character excited about stunts on stage and on screen in front of an audience that was now stretching. in the whole world.
Famous for her death-defying stunts (and crashes), Evel Knievel has set many records during her career, not to mention over 400 bone fractures.
After the essential merchandising and children’s toys, comes the offer to star in his own film – Viva Knievel – where this discreet number plays a role in which he makes an escape and saves the day. Naturally.
With a fairing that finally answers the question of what would happen if you crossed an Eagle with a jet fighter, the Stratocycle is more Team America than anything in the Team America movie.
Of course, the very icon of American nationalism – Harley-Davidson – lurks beneath the Stars and Stripes in the form of a 1000 Ironhead Sportster, bought for $ 500 in 1978 and converted for use in the movie.
This isn’t the first time the one-of-a-kind motorcycle has gone on sale with a 2018 sale that would have landed between $ 200,000 and $ 300,000, according to Motorrad. Today it is reserved at $ 100,000, which makes us wonder what has happened in the past three years.
Either way, this is a pretty unique museum piece, although it hasn’t gone through as many punitive stunts as Evel’s other more disposable mounts …