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Steve McQueen's Motorcycle- yours for Eighty Grand...

A 1940 Indian Scout motorcycle owned by Steve McQueen comes up at Bonhams on May 3 in California

The sporty red motorcycle, restored by the late actor for competitions, may fetch as much as $80,000, the auction house Bonhams said. It is being sold by the motorcycle-seat maker Michael Corbin.

McQueen, who died in 1980, made his mark in films such as ``The Great Escape,'' ``Bullitt'' and ``Papillon.'' Known as the ``King of Cool,'' he is almost as well known for his love of fast motorcycles and cars as for his acting exploits.

``He's one of the few celebrities who adds value to a motorcycle,'' said Andrew Reilly, a specialist in Bonhams's motoring department. ``Normally the celebrity factor makes it more salable, but not necessarily at a higher price.''

Bonhams estimated one of McQueen's Sport Scouts at the going market rate of $15,000 to $18,000 for a Los Angeles sale in 2006, Reilly said. It fetched $175,000.

The actor owned about 200 motorcycles, and a few ``trickle out'' onto the market each year, Reilly said. McQueen's family auctioned 166 motorcycles in Las Vegas in 1984, he said.

McQueen had fewer cars. In August, his 1963 Ferrari Lusso took $2.3 million at a California auction by Christie's International, doubling its top estimate.

Bonhams will auction the Indian Scout -- which comes with a letter from McQueen's children certifying that it belonged to their father -- with other motorcycles belonging to Corbin at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Half Moon Bay, California.

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