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A classic Harley-Davidson motorbike ridden by Hollywood daredevil Evel Knievel in his first and only film has gone on sale for more than £60,000.<br />
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Knievel, considered one of the greatest showmen of the 20th century, rode the 1976 custom-built Harley in 1977's Viva Knievel!, a fictional adventure film in which he played himself.<br />
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Stuntman Knievel topped a star-studded cast that included Gene Kelly, Lauren Hutton, Leslie Neilsen and Red Buttons, but the mechanical stars were several Harley-Davidson XL1000 that had been painted in Knievel's Stars and Stripes livery to make them look like one of his iconic jump bikes.<br />
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One is now tipped to fetch $100,000 - around £66,000 - when it goes under the hammer at Bonhams auctioneers.