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apparently Steve's Favorite bike to get away from it all.



Steve McQueen was one of the highest paid and most well regarded movie stars of the 60′s and 70′s. The price of fame is the lack of privacy however. Around 1977 Steve bought himself this 1947 Indian Chief chopper. He added on some additional pieces, the strange chrome exhaust slip-ons, the sleeping bag, the mis-matched hand grips… all to make it look ratty and ridiculous. He was aware it was not a top condition bike, but towards the end of his life he grew out his hair, put on weight, grew an unkempt beard and rode for the privacy and solitude he couldn’t find anywhere else.
 

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apparently Steve's Favorite bike to get away from it all.



Steve McQueen was one of the highest paid and most well regarded movie stars of the 60′s and 70′s. The price of fame is the lack of privacy however. Around 1977 Steve bought himself this 1947 Indian Chief chopper. He added on some additional pieces, the strange chrome exhaust slip-ons, the sleeping bag, the mis-matched hand grips… all to make it look ratty and ridiculous. He was aware it was not a top condition bike, but towards the end of his life he grew out his hair, put on weight, grew an unkempt beard and rode for the privacy and solitude he couldn’t find anywhere else.
Very nice husky.
 

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The gavel falls on a 1934 Indian Sport S
The gavel falls on a 1934 Indian Sport Scout motorcycle from the Steve McQueen collection, during an auction of items belonging to the late and legendary US actor, 11 November 2006 at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. The Sport Scout, estimated value 15,000-20,000 (USD) sold at the auction for 155,000 (USD). Dozens of vintage motorbikes, sunglasses and other memorabilia belonging to the late Hollywood legend are being put up for auction by his widow Barbara Minty-McQueen in a sale that has excited buyers around the world.
 

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The gavel falls on a 1920 Indian Powerpl
The gavel falls on a 1920 Indian Powerplus 'Daytona' Racing Motorcycle from the Steve McQueen collection, during an auction of items belonging to the late and legendary US actor, 11 November 2006 at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. The Indian Powerplus sold for 140,000 (USD). Dozens of vintage motorbikes, sunglasses and other memorabilia belonging to the late Hollywood legend are being put up for auction by his widow Barbara Minty-McQueen in a sale that has excited buyers around the world.
 

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Id love to have seen McQeens collection and spoken to him about each bike! Bet he had a story or two for each one.
 
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