Steve McQueen’s 1971 Husqvarna 400 for auction
Here is a special piece of memorabilia for Steve McQueen fans.
This is the Husqvarna 400 that appeared, along with a shirtless Steve, on the cover of Sports Illustrated (August 23, 1971).
The bike, along with a “trunk” full of McQueens racing trophies will be auctioned by Bonhams at the Quail Motorcycle Lodge in May.
Here is the official blurb from Bonhams
“The 1971 Husqvarna 400 was originally purchased from the Steve McQueen Estate Sale in 1984 at Harrah’s Auto Collection in Las Vegas, the very locale where Bonhams’ recent motorbike sale was conducted. In addition to its title of former owner, authentic documentation and immortal association, the Swedish-made dirt bike – which son Chad McQueen reportedly said was his father’s favorite off-road brand – comes with a wooden trunk of accessories as owned by McQueen. Other McQueen ephemera will be offered at the sale including numerous racing trophies won by this legend of the silver screen.”