You Can Buy Evel Knievel’s All-American Stratocycle On eBay
The star-spangled Harley-Davidson from the daredevil’s “Viva Knievel!” movie lists for $200,000.
Legendary stunt cyclist Evel Knievel rode a purpose-built bike for his purpose-built 1977 film debut in “Viva Knievel!,” and now Evel’s wild ride can be yours.
The Stratocycle is a customized 1976 Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster 1000 wearing a fiberglass fairing that is as red-white-and-blue-tastic as Evel’s dazzling jumpsuits.
According to the eBay listing, archival information provided with the bike shows that it was bought for the bargain price of $500, with no added freight charge. Today, it is freshly restored, with replacement windscreen and aluminum wheels bringing it back to original condition.
It is possible that modern Harley-Davidson customs will not be as dated to their period as this one is, but it is highly unlikely they will be as memorable or valuable in 40 years. After all, not many other Harley owners from the ’70s are about to be portrayed by Channing Tatum in a biopic directed by Darren Aronofsky.
If you need further motivation for your bid, check out the trailer for “Viva Knievel.”
And if your endurance is good, you can even sit through the whole movie.