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Steve McQueen’s 1931 Harley Davidson VL 74 Under the Hammer

One more piece of Steve McQueen motorcycle memorabilia will go under the hammer at the end of July at the Baker Hanger in Santa Monica, California: his 1931 Harley-Davidson, restored to top-notch glory.
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This 1200cc v-twin was manufactured in the same year Steve was born, and McQueen had great plans with restoring it. Unfortunately, with McQueen's demise in late 1979, the bike remained in his Ventura County private warehouse.

The VL 74 was however restored by McQueen collector and motorcycle enthusiast Mike Eisenberg, who took a great pride in bringing this piece of bike history back into glorious shape. As Mecum Auction declares, the bike is not in running condition, as it sports only cosmetic restoration, and can be delivered to the highest bidder as either station or running bike.

The Steve McQueen’s 1931 Harley Davidson VL 74 also comes with the original bill from McQueen estate sale, a certificate of authenticity and official odometer mileage statement form Kenneth Ziffren, McQueen's personal attorney and co-trustee of The McQueen Children's Trust.

"The Harley was definitely done to Steve's standards and he would have dug it," Steve's widow Barbara adds.

 
 
 
 
 

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