$1 Million Motorcycle Sold at Bonham Auction in Las Vegas

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Jack Ehret going for the land speed record in Australia. On his way to surpass 140 miles per hour. Photo courtesy of Bonham Auctions.

Just last week I blogged about buying at Bonham’s Auction one of Steve McQueen’s motorcycles. Turns out, you would have needed $775,000. But, even then, that was not the highest price a motorcycle sold for at the auction held at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.


An extremely rare Vincent Black Lightning sold not only for more than McQueen’s motorcycle, but also set a new record for the highest price ever paid for a single motorcycle at a public auction.

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Photo courtesy of Bonham Auctions.

The 1951 Black Lightning motorcycle was one of only thirty built by Vincent in Stevenage, England. Racer Jack Ehret set a land speed record in Australia with it. The motorcycle sold for $929,000, but once additional fees are added for both the buyer and seller, the final price will surpass one million dollars.

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Certificate for Jack Ehret by the Auto-Cycle Council of Australia for holding the land speed record on a motorcycle.

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