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Easy Rider chopper up for auction

The famous motorbike ridden by Peter Fonda in the film Easy Rider is coming to auction.

The Captain America chopper is one of the most recognisable motorcycles of all time.

The auction house Profiles in History estimates that the Harley-Davidson will fetch 1 million to 1.2 million US dollars (£614,000 to £737,000) at its October 18 sale.

The seller is Michael Eisenberg, a California businessman who once co-owned a Los Angeles motorcycle-themed restaurant with Fonda and Easy Rider co-star Dennis Hopper.

Mr Eisenberg bought the bike last year from actor Dan Haggerty, who was in charge of keeping the custom-designed machine humming during filming.

The seller plans to donate some proceeds to the American Humane Association.

The chopper is being offered online and at Profile in History's galleries in Calabasas, California.


From Belfast Telegraph