Bike enthusiast discovers his classic 'crosser's worth a whole lot more than he paid for it
STEVE McQUEEN'S 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross has been discovered, and it's still being thrashed around tracks in America.
Husqvarna enthusiast and specialist Rob Phillips picked up the bike for £1200 last year, thinking it was just another bike that needed restoring, but after following the bike’s paper trail Phillips discovered that he had bought a bike once owned by the Hollywood legend.
Phillips made the discovery whilst visiting friend Don Ince. Ince also a collector, own the accounting records of Edison Dye, the man considered by many to be the father of motocross in the United States.
Dye was single handedly responsible for importing almost every Husqvarna ever shipped to America and after searching through the Dye records, Ince produced the original invoice and Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin belonging to Rob’s new bike.
Probably coolest bit of Amrican fandom ever found. And all for £1200.
Posted: 04/02/2009 at 18:14
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