You could be a contender on June 27th at the Juliens Auction in Beverly Hills, where Marlon Brando’s 1970 Harley Davidson will be up for bid. The FLH Electra-Glide motorcycle has 13,859 miles.

The bike is identified by the State of California Department of Motor VehiclesNotice of Transfer from Los Angeles Harley Davidson to Marlon Brando on April 8, 1970:

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Julien’s website has more information about the motorcycle, as well as an unsurprisingly badass quote from America’s favorite warrior-poet himself:

“It still pleases me to be awake during the dark, early hours before morning when everyone else is still asleep. I’ve been that way since I first moved to New York. I do my best thinking and writing then. During those early years in New York, I often got on my motorcycle in the middle of the night and went for a ride-anyplace. There wasn’t much crime in the city then, and if you owned a motorcycle, you left it outside your apartment and in the morning it was still there. It was wonderful on summer nights to cruise around the city at one, two, or three a.m. wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a girl on the seat behind me. If I didn’t start out with one, I’d find one.”

-Marlon Brando

Photos via Julien’s website.


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