Friday 21 September 2018

Brad Pitt’s former limited edition motorbike up for auction

The petrol cap is reportedly engraved with a birthday message to the actor.

Brad Pitt (Ian West/PA)
Brad Pitt (Ian West/PA)

By Joe Nerssessian, Press Association

A motorcycle once owned by Brad Pitt is estimated to fetch up to £30,000 at auction.

The Hollywood star’s former 2009 Triumph Bonneville Bud Ekins Desert Scrambler Special motorcycle – reportedly given to him as a birthday present by Ocean’s Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub – will go under the hammer on Saturday at auctioneers Coys London Motorcycle Show.

The bike was commissioned as a special edition model and is one of only three made to celebrate the life of Bud Ekins, the stunt double and friend of Steve McQueen, who died in 2008.

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It was built by Brad Holstein on behalf of Triumph, with the petrol cap reportedly engraved with a birthday message to Pitt.

Now owned by a private owner, the Triumph is described as in good all-round condition, retaining its registration plates and is estimated at £20,000-£30,000.

Chris Routledge, Coys chief executive, said: “We are excited to be back at the London Motorcycle Show for our third bike auction in the capital.

“We have a stunning selection of motorcycles on offer, including this special Triumph evocating the sled racers that Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins used to race in the 1960s.”

Press Association

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