$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.

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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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