Zimmerman Brothers Hit $621,000 Vegas Jackpot

So how did the Zimmerman Brothers make out thinning their motorcycle collection at the recent Mecum Auction in Las Vegas? The brothers sold 83 motorcycles for a total take of $610,600. Still on the block are a few celebrity-owned bikes from the collection that did not meet their reserve price like a Steve McQueen owned ’68 Husqvarna 400 Motocross customized with lights and passenger pegs. The bikes that sold from the Zimmerman collection (actually, the majority of the bikes sold at the auction) appear to have generated reasonable market prices with a number of wins that can be best described as steals (especially if you compare the winning bids to what sellers on eBay and Craigslist ask for much rougher bikes). The best thing about building a vintage motorcycle collection is that you don’t need to be a billionaire to get in the game. A cool $500,000 will get you off to a strong start. See you in January at the next Vegas auction?

The celebrity-owned bikes from the collection did not move like the restored bikes. Steve McQueen owned a lot of motorcycles in his short life.
This rough-looking Husky didn’t hit its reserve price so it can still be yours if you are willing to bid above $90,000! I get the feeling the brothers didn’t really want to part with this Steve-McQueen owned Husky.
This sweet Maico 400 sold for about six times what it sold for when it was new in 1974. Brings back a lot of memories. Some of them not so good.
Not a bad way to clean out the garage. The 80-plus bikes that sold represent a fairly small percentage of the Zimmerman Brothers collection.

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