559 367 6673

News

Find Out What's Coming To Auction

Own Steve McQueen’s Rare 1912 Harley-Davidson X8E

  • Monday, 05 January 2015 00:00
  • Written by  Fresno Estate Sales

A 1912 Harley-Davidson X8E once owned by Steve McQueen will be going up for auction through Bonhams on Jan. 8.

The fully-functioning bike features the 60-cubic-inch Big Twin engine (capable of–wait for it–8 horsepower), which was introduced only for the latter part of the 1912 model year, making this very rare and collectible bike something extra special. This was the first all-chain model produced by Harley-Davidson and had a clutch, skirted fenders and a 1000cc engine with mechanical valves.

As for how much McQueen used the bike, it’s believed that he rode it at least once in a pre-1916 motorcycle event. You might also notice the wonky paint job, which has one tank still showing the original factory paint. Legend blames this firmly on a drunken McQueen and his friend Von Dutch who purportedly took a spray can to the bike late one night.

The pre-auction estimate for this rare gem is listed at between $120,000 and $140,000.

i-NjGKhp9

 

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

Past Sales...

February 1st - Massive Patio Furniture S…

February 1st - Massive Patio Furniture Store Liquidation Auction in Fresno, CA

Furniture Store Liquidation Auction Starts: 2/1/2020 10:00 am Address: 1504 N Maple Ave Fresno, CA 93703 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday, February 1st, 2020 PREVIEW: 8:00 am START TIME: 10:00 am ADDRESS: 1504 N Maple...

Read more

March 14th & 15th - Huge Estate Tag …

March 14th & 15th - Huge Estate Tag Sale

Super Duper Estate Tag Sale, You Don't Want To Miss! Starts: 3/14/2020 8:00 am Address: 3207 Jasmine Ave Clovis, CA 93611 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday & Sunday, March 14th & 15th...

Read more

March 7th & 8th - Estate Tag Sale in…

March 7th & 8th - Estate Tag Sale in Porterville, CA

Estate Tag Sale - Packed House Starts: 3/7/2020 8:00 am Address: 358 N Lindley Dr Portervilla, CA 93257 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday & Sunday, March 7th & 8th, 2020 START TIME: 8:00 am...

Read more

February 29th & March 1st - Estate T…

February 29th & March 1st - Estate Tag Sale in Reedley, CA

Estate Farm House Tag Sale in Reedley Starts: 2/29/2020 8:00 am Address: 19423 E Lincoln Ave Reedley, CA 93654 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday & Sunday, February 29th & March 1st, 2020 START...

Read more

February 22nd - Estate tag sale | Everyt…

February 22nd - Estate tag sale | Everything in excellent condition

Nice Upscale Estate Tag Sale Starts: 2/22/2020 8:00 am Address: 2624 E Granada Ave Fresno, CA 93720 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 START TIME: 8:00 am ADDRESS: 2624 E Granada Ave, Fresno...

Read more

February 15th - Nice Sheet Metal Shop …

February 15th - Nice Sheet Metal Shop & Contractors Tool Auction in Oakhurst, CA

Huge Sheet Metal Shop, Guns, Collectibles, Tools & More Starts: 2/15/2020 10:00 am Address: 40715 Country Ln Oakhurst, CA 93644 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday, February 15th, 2020 PREVIEW: 8:00 am START TIME: 10:00...

Read more

February 15th - Estate Tag Sale in Fresn…

February 15th - Estate Tag Sale in Fresno, CA

Estate Tag Sale Starts: 2/15/2020 8:00 am Address: 7044 W San Madele Ave Fresno, CA 93723 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday, February 15th, 2020 START TIME: 8:00 am ADDRESS: 7044 W San Madele Ave, Fresno...

Read more

February 16th - Huge Auction Featuring M…

February 16th - Huge Auction Featuring Mechanic Tools, Snap-on , Tractor with loader , Antique farm implements and more.

Huge Auction Starts: 2/16/2020 10:00 am Address: 894 N Hayes Ave Fresno, CA 93723 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Sunday, February 16th, 2020 PREVIEW: 8:00 am START TIME: 10:00 am ADDRESS: 894 N Hayes Ave, Fresno...

Read more

February 8th & 9th - Estate Tag Sale…

February 8th & 9th - Estate Tag Sale Packed Full of Goodies

Massive Estate Tag Sale In The Heart Of Fresno Starts: 2/8/2020 8:00 am Address: 4746 N Ila Ave Fresno, CA 93705 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday & Sunday, February 8th & 9th...

Read more

Upcoming Sales...

March 19th & 20th - Estate Tag Sale

March 19th & 20th - Estate Tag Sale

Estate Tag Sale Complete Household Starts: 3/19/2020 8:00 am Address: 8210 N Dearing Ave Fresno, CA 93720 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK AND A PENDING LOCK-DOWN IN FRESNO COUNTY...

Read more

March 21st & 22nd - Estate Tag Sale

March 21st & 22nd - Estate Tag Sale

Estate Tag Sale Entire Contents of Home in Visalia Starts: 3/21/2020 8:00 am Address: 808 W Vassar Ave Visalia, CA 93277 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK AND A PENDING...

Read more

March 29th - Antique Auction (Special An…

More details and images coming soon.

Read more

April 24th & 25th - Estate Tag Sale

Filled with great merchandise.

Read more