Categories: News

Elvis Presley’s Harley will soon be auctioned for an astronomical amount

In 2019, the same Harley-Davidson was auctioned for more than 700,000 euros. Will she beat that record this year?

The announcement had the effect of a bomb in the small world of vehicle auctions. In May, the company Mecum Auctions will organize the sale of a motorcycle that once belonged to one of rock’s greatest icons: Elvis Presley. It is more precisely the very last Harley he had bought, a Harley-Davidson FLH Bicentennial produced in 1976.

It didn’t last long in the collection of la star du rock and roll. A year after acquiring it, in 1977, Elvis Presley would indeed die of a heart attack. His Harley was then sold to the owner of a hotel in New Jersey, more for promotional and marketing purposes than for personal use.

One of rock and roll’s most iconic Harley-Davidsons

The history of this motorcycle is inseparable from that of rock and roll and Elvis Presley. Moreover, it is this prestigious past which explains why it will probably sell for an amount rarely seen for a motorcycle. Despite the reputation of Harley-Davidson, the models of the American brand are sold most often for less than 100,000 euros.

A few exceptions exist. Officially, the most expensive motorcycle ever sold at auction is a 1908 Harley-Davidson, one of the first in history. She left last February for more than 860,000 euros. Elvis Presley’s 1976 FLH Bicentennial could be sold for close. In 2019, she had already gone under the hammer for a bit more than 730,000 euros.

Also read:

This motorcycle for less than 3,500 euros is inspired by the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob

He traces his ex with a GPS tag on his car

This impressive caravan weighs… 40 tons!

A collector’s motorcycle

Even if it hadn’t belonged to Elvis Presley, this Harley-Davidson would still be highly sought after. She is one of 750 models specially designed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the United States. In itself, it is then already a collector’s vehicle. Before being sold in 2019, its second owner had already sold it in 1983 to a museumthe « Pioneer Auto Museum » of Murdo, South Dakota.

In terms of its technical characteristics, it is equipped with a 1200 cm3 engine. Its blue and black color had been specially commissioned by Elvis Presley. Mecum Auctions, which is handling the sale this year, gave no value to the bike. Given the price she had gone to in 2019, however, it can be imagined that she will reach heights. The auction is therefore to be closely monitored.

Recent Posts

Attention, this application can denounce you if you are badly parked!

Attention, this application can denounce you if you are badly parked!

In Portugal, an application has been designed to notify the police in the event of…

1 hour ago

BMW X3 diesel: what are the most common problems?

Are you interested in the famous German SUV on the second-hand market? Let's take stock…

2 hours ago

This auction ends in car theft and crash

Thursday, in the United States, the opening of an auction took a tragic turn when…

12 hours ago

She rents car and decides never to return it!

A 34-year-old Albigensian rented a car from Leclerc and gave no sign of life until…

14 hours ago

He initiates an extreme maneuver to save his car

This driver showed extraordinary composure by carrying out extreme maneuvers to save his Honda from…

2 days ago

A car crashes into the gates of Downing Street in London

A motorist drove into the gates of the residence of the English Prime Minister, at…

2 days ago

This old American travel trailer is the epitome of vintage

This caravan is highly sought after by travel enthusiasts, especially in the United States and…

2 days ago