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Steve McQueen's iconic Husqvarna motorcycle fetches $135K at auction

May 21, 2011 - Sydney

Hollywood legend Steve McQueen's 40-year-old Husqvarna motorcycle had been sold for 135,500 Australian dollars at a recent auction in San Francisco.

The iconic bike is said to have had a hard life at the hands of McQueen, who was considered so strong a rider.

"McQueen probably could have competed at a professional level, had he chosen that line of work," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted motorcycle racing legend Malcolm Smith as saying.

Although the Husky 400 had a reputation of being hard to ride well, Bonhams auctioneers said that the nature of the bike embodied McQueen's desire to be taken seriously as a rider and racer.


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