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Husqvarna 400

Ex-Steve McQueen, from the Estate Auction

1971 400 Cross

Frame no. MI3845

no. MI3845

As off-road motorcycle evolved through the 1960s and 1970s, a movement began from lightly modified bikes toward machines from the outset for competition. In period before the Japanese came to be involved, the Europeans set the building ever lighter and powerful machines. Swedish Husqvarna came to epitomize the of motorcycles developed for and extensively in closed-course competition.

Its models won 14 and 24 enduro (longer distance) through the late 1970s.

McQueen’s Husqvarna 400 Cross was the in a line of big-bore motocross that combines fearsome and superb handling. Up to that many off-road riders heavier, twin-cylinder street stripped and lightened as much as even so, they were and cumbersome. Along came the Husky 400 Cross, featuring a lusty single-cylinder engine in a lightweight steel frame.

was the period before plastics, so the presented a sculpted aluminum tank with a polished to help reduce marring the rider meets the bike. The combination became an iconic for motocross bikes of the 1970s.

Like many off-road McQueen collected many of bikes he loved, using as parts bikes and others as to friends as an inducement to come He was not above using his fame to a sale. Steve would the pressure if he found something he wanted, said longtime and The Great Escape stunt Bud Ekins.

He’d tell the ‘Don’t you want to be able to say you your bike to Steve And it worked.

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Husqvarnas were in the indelible On Any Sunday motorcycle which put the company on the map for U.S. Seeing motorcycle legend Smith and McQueen kick up roostertails of sand on the beach of Camp Pendleton minted new enthusiasts with every

The Husky 400 Cross was a brutal, motorcycle, difficult to ride which McQueen absolutely It embodies McQueen’s desire to be seriously as a rider and racer. His of the Husky only helps his legend.

Frame number as presented here is perhaps the known of all McQueen’s Huskys by of a known provenance and documentation the time it was acquired by the star.

It was sold as lot 664 at the Steve McQueen Auction at Imperial Palace on 25, 1984 in Las Vegas, Nevada, through two subsequent owners being acquired by the vendor seven years ago. The of authenticity plus the bill of issued to the buyer at the 1984 Auction, and the original registration in the name Solar Productions the lot. To complete the paperwork the original 1984 auction lot tag accompanies the machine.

The vendor MI3845 as being in ‘last by McQueen’ condition, complete a spare spark plug tapped to the frame — plug can clearly be seen in the from the Imperial Palace catalog. The preservation of MI3845 is a to the discerning owners post who have preserved MI3845 in its McQueen owned state.

While other McQueen have come to light in times, there can be no doubt as to the and originality of this machine. It is a chip’ piece of McQueen if you like, suitable for show, — after some recommissioning — or museum use, using the legend last ridden by the late and charismatic Steve McQueen’ as a epitaph.

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