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Car and Driver: Evel Knievel’s 1976 Harley Sportster Is Headed to Auction

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-One of Evel Knievel’s stunt bikes, a customized 1976 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL 1000, is coming up for auction next month in Las Vegas. The infamous daredevil, known for jumping Harleys from ramp to ramp, rode the Sportster while fending off Mexican drug dealers in the 1977 action movie Viva Knievel!

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The Sportster was custom built by Bud Ekins, a stuntman best known for his work in The Great Escape. It has been on display by a Los Angeles–area Harley dealer ever since filming on Viva Knievel! wrapped in the 1970s.

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Knievel’s patriotic ride will be auctioned at the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction at Bally’s Hotel and Casino on January 7. It’s expected to sell for between $80,000 and $100,000.

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This story originally appeared at Popular Mechanics via Bonhams.

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