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The hearts of motorcycle fans have been set racing after Steve McQueen's 'most iconic' bike emerged for sale for £40,000.<br />
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McQueen, known as 'the King of Cool', snapped up the Triumph Bonneville in 1971 then had it modified by Bud Ekins, his stunt double in The Great Escape, so he could race it in the desert.<br />
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Experts say that although the 1963 Triumph is not the most expensive of McQueen's bikes to come to auction it is the most iconic.<br />
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It is expected to fetch $60,000 - around £40,000 - when it is sold on behalf of late American collector Larry Bowman in an auction of classic bikes by Bonhams.