Incredible 1915 Cyclone Racer Sold For $775,000

Also known as “The King of Cool”, Steve McQueen was one of the most appreciated American actors between the 60s and the 70s, and he was also an avid motorcycle and racecar enthusiast. This fantastic Cyclone board track racer from 1915 belonged to the man himself, and it was manufactured between 1913 and 1915 by the Minnesota-based Joerns Motor Manufacturing Company.


With only six examples remaining in existence, the Cyclone is a very exclusive piece, and since this one was restored completely by Stephen Wright, it ended up selling for $775,000 at an auction in Las Vegas. During its prime, the racer was a masterpiece of engineering as it packed 45 horsepower and was able to reach a top speed of 111 mph. Come to think of it, it boasts quite the kick even in our modern days.

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By : 30 Apr 2015
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