The bike functions the infamous Von Dutch ‘flying eyeball’ logo affixed in cloisonné towards the toolbox, while the Scott logos are all hand-painted and completed in gold leaf. A exclusive function on the bike is the fact that Von Dutch mistakenly lettered the date on the front number plate ‘1926’ rather of the appropriate ‘1929.’
Getting recognized the historical and artistic significance of this motorcycle, before his death, Steve McQueen gifted the bike back to Von Dutch in order that he may personally own his masterpiece. Following its sale by Von Dutch to a collector in California, the bike came full circle when it was bought (and now consigned for sale inside the present auction) by Tonny Sorensen, owner of your Von Dutch clothes firm.
Until not too long ago the bike was on show in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame as element from the “MotStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles” exhibit.
The engine was recently overhauled, featuring new bearings,
pistons and also a re-bore, plus the crankshaft and cylinders refurbished by popular Scott specialist Roger Moss.
Estimate: $80,000 – $120,000
Also presented in the June sale is Steve McQueen’s International Driver’s License, No.
Z 6285. It was issued to Steve McQueen by the Federation Internationale Motocycliste (FIM). The license is stamped and dated 1964, signed by Steve McQueen and is accompanied by a letter of authentication from Neile McQueen Toffel, Steve McQueen’s wife in 1964 when the license was issued.