Battistinis, Steve McQueen Husqvarna is for sale . . . . .
Looking for a bike this year, well if you are feeling a little flush maybe this Husky may tick the boxes!
Following Bonhams’ highly successful inaugural motorcycle sale in Las Vegas earlier this month – where approximately 200 motorcycles brought buyers and sellers together from around the world for a sales total exceeding $2.5 million, the world’s leading auctioneers of motor vehicles is proud to announce its third annual auction at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
Hosted on May 14th at Quail Lodge in Carmel, California, Bonhams’ sale of “Exceptional Motorcycles & Related Memorabilia” will include what is understood to be the very motorcycle featured on the front cover of the August 1971 issue of Sports Illustrated being ridden by none other than “The King of Cool,” Steve McQueen.
The 1971 Husqvarna 400 was originally purchased from the Steve McQueen Estate Sale in 1984 at Harrah’s Auto Collection in Las Vegas. In addition to its title of former owner, authentic documentation and immortal association, the Swedish-made dirt bike – which son Chad McQueen reportedly said was his father’s favorite off-road brand – comes with a wooden trunk of accessories as owned by McQueen. Other McQueen ephemera will be offered at the sale including numerous racing trophies won by this legend of the silver screen. A call for consignments is being issued for the upcoming May auction where sellers can expect interest from clientele from around the globe. Sellers interested in consigning a motorcycle to this mid-May auction can call 415-391-4000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (picture copyright Sports Illustrated)
Remember that the Battistinis Custom Centre incorporating the ‘Rockers Cafe’ is open:
Mon to Friday: 8.30am – 5.30 pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00 pm
Sunday: Pre-arranged events only. (See in store for posters)
Battistinis UK Ltd
Battistinis Custom Centre
1172-1180 Christchurch Road
Dorset, BH7 6DY
Telephone: +44 (0)1202 437400