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Steve McQueen's 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross Under the Hammer

An 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross previously owned and raced by the legendary Steve McQueen is going under the hammer in Santa Monica, California during a Mecum celebrity items auction. It will be accompanied by another Husky, this time a '68 250 T Commando which belonged to the actor Dennis Hopper.
Steve McQueen's 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross Under the Hammer 10 photos
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Steve's machine underwent a 1-year-long restoration process and was fitted with new parts, receiving era-correct painting over the sandblasted parts. The bike was completely overhauled and Mecum Auction claims it is in perfect running condition, even though it has never been started.

According to Mecum, the winning bidder will also receive "original Manufacturers Statement of Origin from the Department of Motor Vehicle under McQueen's Solar Productions; several pieces of correspondence between Edison Dye of Husqvarna Med-International and Solar Productions regarding the motorcycle exchange and State of California Certificate of Title listing the current owner."

The other Husky is one of the only 300 Commandos ever produced, so we're looking at true motorcycle history here. The bike was bought by Dennis Hopper, and the original “Department of Motor Vehicles release of liability showing the Husqvarna originally registered to Dennis Lee Hopper of Venice, California" will be provided, too. This is the first "Hopper" bike to be offered at auction and was also fully-restored.

 
 
 
 
 

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