You Can Now Own Something From One Of The Greatest Stuntmen That Ever Lived

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As in Evel Knievel.

Evel Knievel is one of the greatest stuntmen that has ever lived and is known for jumping Harley-Davidsons from ramp to ramp. One of Knievel’s stunt bikes, a custom 1976 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL 1000, is going up for auction next month in Las Vegas, Nevada. The iconic daredevil rode the Sportster in the film "Viva Knievel!" in 1977 and used the Harley to fend of Mexican drug dealers. Bud Elkins, another stuntman who starred in the film "The Great Escape," built the Sportster for Knievel.

The motorcycle has been on display at a Los Angeles, CA, Harley-Davidson dealership ever since the film debuted and will cross the auction block at the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction at Bally’s Hotel and Casino on January 7, 2016. The motorcycle is expected to go for between $80,000 and $100,000, which is an extraordinary amount. The motorcycle has undergone a cosmetic restoration, which includes being repainted by George Sedlak (the guy who originally painted Knievel's bike) and is sold with a letter of authenticity from Dick Hutchins.

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