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Terminator’s biker jacket up for auction

I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle... Arnie's famous bullet-riddled biker jacket goes under the hammer

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Submitted by Visordown News on Wed, 04/12/2013 - 10:19

A MOTORCYCLE jacket used by Arnold Schwarzenegger playing the Terminator is being auctioned.

The traditional black leather biker jacket complete with ‘bullet holes’ is going under the hammer online with a starting price of $8,000 (£4,890).

It was used by Arnie in the 1991 Terminator 2: Judgement Day, in which he demands the jacket from a biker with the classic line: “I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle.”

He later protects a young John Connor by taking machine gun fire in the back, riddling his jacket with holes.

The jacket comes with a letter of provenance from Ron South, second assistant editor on the film, and is expected to fetch upwards of $16,000 (£9,779).

However, because Arnie had a wardrobe of identical jackets for filming, the auctioneers can’t say for certain which scenes this one was worn in, if any.

The online auction listing says: ‘An Arnold Schwarzenegger Motorcycle Jacket from "Terminator 2: Judgement Day." TriStar, 1991. Made of black leather, in the traditional biker style with numerous zippers, metal snaps, pockets, leather twine, and attached belt (buckle now missing), severely and purposely distressed throughout with tears, rips, dirt, and 'bullet' holes, handwritten annotation in white ink penned on the inside front right pocket reads "4 Prep Heli;" made for the actor as he portrayed "The Terminator," though unclear what scene he wears it in (if any) as his jacket gets shot up from the get-go. Because Schwarzenegger wears a black leather biker jacket in every scene of the film, there would have been numerous versions of it for him to wear during production, especially because it sustains more and more damage as the plot progresses.

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