Steve McQueen’s 1938 Harley-Davidson Goes To Auction
Hollywood legend Steve McQueen was envied and adored by millions due to his roles as the uber cool dude in hit films and he was noted for his equally cool vehicles. One such vehicle was his 1938 Harley-Davidson WLD Solo Sport that will be going to auction later this month as announced by Mecum Auctions on Monday.
The classic ride has a mere 21,000 miles on the odometer, a few of McQueen’s tools that were found in a denim-clam frame-mounted tool box, original factory paint, and a certificate of authenticity from the actor’s 1984 estate sale. The bike’s full pedigree and ownership is documented and attached to the sale.
This is the first vehicle of McQueen’s to come up for auction in quite a while. The last one was a 1951 Chevrolet Styline DeLuxe Convertible that McQueen purchased after driving it during his last film, “The Hunter”. Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” purchased that car for a mere $88,000.
When one considers that some of the other mementoes from the actor sold for astronomical prices, the estimates for the Harley-Davidson are all over the spectrum. Case in point, a collector paid $984,000 for a Nomex fire suit that McQueen wore and another paid $1.375 million for a 1971 Porsche 911S – both items were used in the film “Le Mans”.
Mecum Anaheim Auction will be held on November 21-23 and the motorcycle is scheduled to be sold during the final day as Lot 138.1.
More info on this cool 1938 Harley-Davidson WLD Solo Sport can be found here:http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?CFGRIDKEY=AN1113-175374