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Elvis Presley's 1976 Harley-Davidson Just Became The Third Most Expensive Bike In The World

Elvis Presley's 1976 Harley-Davidson Just Became The Third Most Expensive Bike In The World

Elvis Presley's 1976 Harley-Davidson that is still registered under his name just got auctioned for $800,000.

The King of Rock and Roll needs no introduction even after 42 years of his death. Elvis Presley was such a sensational musician. His incredibly charming personality, attractive blue eyes, and his unique voice can never be forgotten.

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Elvis who made his mark in the world of music gifted us so many brilliant songs that still have the ability to lift up our dull spirits. Apart from music, he was also known for his love for wheels and often collected expensive cars and bikes.

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It would be surprising to hear that one among Elvis's wheels that was bought years ago was recently put on auction.

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According to Inside Hook, a 1976 Harley Davidson owned by the evergreen musician was auctioned recently.

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It was reported that the Harley was sold about 90 days before his death in August 1977. The FLH 1200 Electra Glide which was sold to a local Harley dealership eventually ended up with an owner who lent it to the Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo, South Dakota.

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The Harley still registered under Elvis's name was displayed in the museum for over 30 years. The owner then decided to put it out for auction. After a series of 21 bids, a crowd bidder finally got to own the exclusive bike for a large sum of money.

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The Harley bike which is still in great condition fetched $800,000 and became the third most expensive bike in the world.

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Elvis who bought the Harley in August 1976 customized the vehicle by changing its paint scheme to fit his taste.

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The musician had the habit of giving away his expensive "toys" too soon and used the bike only for three months.

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The odometer showed just 126 miles which hinted that it was only used occasionally by the singer. However, his fans are thrilled to see one of Elvis's prized possession years after his death. 

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References

https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/vehicles/elvis-presley-harley-davidson
https://www.timesnownews.com/auto/features/article/elvis-presleys-1976-harley-davidson-sold-for-5-76-crore/482613
https://www.financialexpress.com/auto/bike-news/elvis-presleys-1976-harley-davidson-his-last-motorcycle-bought-to-be-auctioned-for-rs-14-crore-plus/1678785/