Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Captain America Auction

Captain America chopper

(New York City)
The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

The auction house Profiles in History told The Associated Press that it estimates the Harley-Davidson will bring $1 million to $1.2 million at its Oct. 18 sale being held online and at its galleries in Calabasas, California.

The seller is Michael Eisenberg, a California businessman who once co-owned a Los Angeles motorcycle-themed restaurant with Fonda and "Easy Rider" co-star Dennis Hopper. Eisenberg bought it last year from Dan Haggerty, perhaps best known for his roles in the "Grizzly Adams" TV show and movies, who was in charge of keeping the custom-designed bike humming during the 1969 movie's filming.

The gleaming stars-and-stripes panhead chopper with chromed hardtail frame is accompanied by three letters of authenticity.
A million dollars plus is out of my price range.


Wireless.Phil said...

Nice, but you won't catch me on one!
If you can't or won't ride it, whats the point?

Maybe Jay Leno will bid on it for his collection?

Wireless.Phil said...

In the movie, Fonda wasn't "thrown", he was the 2nd hit by a double-barrel shotgun blast, killing him.

Anti-gun bull shit at work again!


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