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Most Expensive Motorcycles Sold At Auction

18 December 2014

N8. 1958 Ariel Cyclone 650- $450,000

10 Most Expensive Motorcycles Sold At Auction N8. 1958 Ariel Cyclone 650- $450,000
10 Most Expensive Motorcycles Sold At Auction N8. 1958 Ariel Cyclone 650- $450,000 |via: liveauctioneers|

The motorcycle was bought by three young and newly successful musicians: Buddy Holly, Joe Maudlin and Jerry Allison on May, 1958.

The band just got back from a world tour when they decided to buy new motorcycles to celebrate their band work and good fortune.

Buddy fell in love with a black Ariel Cyclone 650cc and purchased the limited edition model from the only 200 ever built.

Buddy’s motorcycle was sold this October for $450,000 after in 1979, the remaining members of the band and a newly appointed third member bought it off the new owner for the 42nd birthday of Holly’s best friend Waylon

Jennings. It remained there until his death.
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