Peter Fonda’s Easy Rider Harley-Davidson up for auction

The custom-made Harley-Davidson motorcycle riden by Peter Fonda's character Captain America in the film Easy Rider is up for auction. According to Associated Press via Rolling Stone, the auction house Profiles in History estimates that the motorbike will bring between $1 million and $1.2 million at the sale, which will be held online and at their galleries in Calabasas, California.

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The custom-made Harley-Davidson motorcycle riden by Peter Fonda’s character Captain America in the film Easy Rider is up for auction.

According to Associated Press via Rolling Stone, the auction house Profiles in History estimates that the motorbike will bring between $1 million and $1.2 million at the sale, which will be held online and at their galleries in Calabasas, California.

Rolling Stone reports that the bike is being sold by Michael Eisenberg, a Californian businessman who has co-owned an Los Angeles-based restaurant with Fonda and Dennis Hopper, who directed and starred in the film.

The bike was previously owned by the actor Dan Haggerty, best known for his role as Grizzly Adams, who was responsible for maintaining the Harley-Davidson during the film’s shoot.

Four motorcycles were created for the movie, but this is the only one known to have survived.

The bike is accompanied by three letters of authenticity. One is signed by the National Motorcycle Museum, where it was displayed for 12 years. Another is from Fonda and a third from Haggerty.

The bike was designed with input from Fonda, who insisted on it being decorated with the American flag.


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