Steve McQueen’s first Husqvarna motorcycle could sell for a small fortune
Motorcycle enthusiast Steve McQueen has owned dozens of bikes over the years, but a few are more special than others.
McQueen had a particular fondness for Husqvarna motorcycles, like the one he rode in the documentary “On Any Sunday,” and one will be auctioned off at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey, Calif., August 13 event.
This is not just any Husqvarna, but the first one he has ever owned.
His film production company Solar Productions bought the 1968 Viking 360 from Swedish motocross rider Bengt Ã berg just after he raced in California.
The two-stroke single-cylinder was fully restored in 2014 and remains in pristine condition, so its next owner will have to decide if he wants to risk ruining it to find out what it’s like to ride in McQueen’s riding boots.
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RM Sotheby’s estimates the Husky could sell for up to $ 100,000, which is a far cry from the millions that many McQueen cars have sold for, but a lot for an off-road bike.