In 1969, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson teamed up to bring us arguably the greatest stoner and counter culture movie of all-time: Easy Rider. This success, of course, was built off of a few basic things, including a killer sound track (Hendrix’s If 6 was 9 my personal favorite), iconic imagery, and some bad ass bikes.
Now, 45 years later, Peter Fonda’s world famous American flag dressed Harley Davidson chopper is being put up for auction to the public by Michael Eisenberg.
It was just last year that Eisenberg— who is a California businessman that once co-owned an L.A. motorcycle themed restaurant with Fonda and Hopper— bought the bike from actor Dan Haggerty.
But after just one year, Eisenberg is ready to sell. “I always wanted to own it. But once it sunk in that I actually had it, then I realized how important it was. The public needs to see it. It’s that iconic. It needs to be on a podium.”
For this reason, Eisenberg will be auctioning the bike off online on October 18th. In an interview with the Associated Press, the Profiles in History auction house said that they estimate the bike will go for an amazing $1 to $1.2 million.
But if it goes for something higher than that, I wouldn’t be surprised, either.