American Bikes Bring Record Prices at Las Vegas Moto Auction

The E.J. Cole Collection auctioned last weekend and the ramifications are as profound as had been expected. The top two motorcycle prices ever fetched at auction were achieved, 28 bikes sold for more than US$100,000, 12 forced their way into the top 100, 32 forced their way into the top 250 motorcycles ever sold at auction, and American-made bikes are now statistically more valuable than British bikes.
World Records galore at E.J. Cole Collection Motorcycle Auction
Steve McQueen’s 111 mph, 1915 Cyclone boardtrack racer topped the charts at $775,000.
 
The shadow of Steve McQueen on the world continues to loom large. The number of bikes McQueen has owned which appear in the top 100 auction prices is again more than 10, and as new bikes force themselves into the top 100 over the last 12 months, the number has varied.  more…

 

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