Reported ‘Easy Rider’ chopper sells at auction
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A motorcycle reportedly featured in “Easy Rider” has been sold for what auctioneers say was $1.35 million.
The Profiles in History auction house did not identify the buyer with Saturday night’s winning bid for the “Captain America” chopper.
Spokeswoman Sabrina Propper says bidding was fierce for the Harley-Davidson that the house says was ridden in the 1969 movie.
More than one version of the bike was built but according to the auction catalog, the one that sold was the only one to survive.
The catalog says the bike — which was sold by Michael Eisenberg — was restored by Dan Haggerty.
But Gordon Granger of Texas says he owns the authentic chopper and also has a certificate from Haggerty.
Haggerty has acknowledged that he authenticated and sold two “Captain America” bikes.
But he said before the sale that just one was legitimate — Eisenberg’s.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com