Evel Knievel's Wembley Bruised Helmet Goes under the Hammer
The jump itself was successful, meaning that Evel went over the buses, but the landing was troublesome: the front of his Harley-Davidson bounced back and out of control, crashing Evel Knievel pretty bad and finally hitting the famous stuntman.
With a broken hand, a new pelvis injury and a vertebral compression fracture, Evel Knievel was carried out on a stretcher. However, he left the stadium on his feet, declaring that the 90,000 people who came to see him would be "the last people in the world who will ever see me jump. I will never, ever, ever, ever jump again. I am through."
The helmet is expected to bring between $60k and $80k (€46,140 to €61,520), while the signature leather suit custom made and worn by Knievel should auction for $40k - $60k (€30,670 to €46,140).
Here's the legendary jump footage:
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