This weekend, Mecum had an auction in Chicago which featured a whole bunch of cars (including the oddest Volvo I’ve ever seen), some Harleys, and this incredible trike. Based on a 1975 Harley-Davidson XLH, this show-stopper was built by George Barris on behalf of Road Master Corporation for none other then Evel Knievel to promote a bicycle and “Hot Seat” trike line.
The auction included original pictures of Evel riding this trike on the Sonny and Cher show, original receipts from George Barris, and a custom cover made by George. It also comes with a custom trailer, but I couldn’t find a photo of that on the Mecum site.
Flashback Time! Here’s an old TV ad for the Hot Seat (and the “Evel Knievel Motocross Bike”):
Find this Evel Knievel Trike for sale here on Mecum’s website – I suspect you’ll have to create an account if you’re serious about trying to buy it. If you’re just looking to know what bidding stopped at, let me save you the trouble of creating account…bidding hit $70,000!