Elvis's Harley going to auction block

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    That's right up his alley.
     
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    Yep! And 2 mill for him is chump change.
     
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    I'd give $20,000 for it.
     
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    Heck yeah, I would to. I'll up you a dollar....:p:D
     
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    I'm not interested...no heel shifter. ;):p:eek::rolleyes:
     
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    You'll wish you had it if you rode in blue suede shoes.
     
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    Ahhhh Shoot!,.....Ya just killed it for me warlock!!:eek:o_O:(
     
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    Requires leaded gas too. That should make a bunch of tree huggers heads explode. :cool:
     
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    126 miles on the bike......makes you wonder if Elvis threw a leg over the bike.
    Dealership may have put those miles on it just delivering the bike.....or most of the miles.
     
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    We're all shook up: it go nowhere near $2M!
    The King was a well-known gearheard. Between the Cadillacs and the Harleys, he was probably the best “influencer” to ever endorse these brands. We recently had a look at Elvis’s 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH 1200 Electra Glide heading for the auction block, one of the countless pieces of his motorized collection. The motorcycle had been on display at the Pioneer Auto Museum for over thirty years before it was put up for auctionat mid August. The bike has now found a new owner and took the third spot in the most expensive motorcycles ever sold ranking.

    The King And His Bikes:
    [​IMG]Ladies And Gentlemen, Elvis’s Harley Has Left the Building
    [​IMG]5 Of The Coolest Bikes Elvis Ever Owned
    Back when they announced the bike would be up for grabs at the Artifacts of Hollywood and Music auction, the folks at GWS Auctions expected the bike to fetch as much as $2M. Had the auction reached the ambitious estimate, the 76’ Electra Glide would have become the most expensive bike in the world.



    Bought brand-new back in 1976, Elvis had the Harley personalized with a custom paint scheme. He only kept the bike three months before selling it to a Harley-Davidson dealership, shortly before his death. This is the very last motorcycle the King ever purchased. After changing hands a few times, the Electra Glide found its way to the museum where it was frozen in time with only 126 miles on the counter.

    The title of the most expensive bike ever sold goes to a 1951 Vincent Black LightningAustralian Jake Ehret set a speed record on in 1954. The bike was auctioned off in 2018 for the modest sum of $929,000.
     
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    Didn't live up to the hype.
     
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    So how much did it sell for?
     
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    Right at 800k
     
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    Still an amazing amount of cash for the bike. The 'celebrity tax' on this is amazing to me. Like anything Steve McQueen owned is just ridiculous. What we will pay for the cool factor is mind boggling.
     
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