Post Sale Update – This Easy Rider Captain America style is no longer for sale.
Quite possibly the best-known chopper in the world, the Captain America bike from Easy Rider is…not what we’re featuring here today, unfortunately. Instead, we’ve got, as Tenacious D would say, a tribute. Easy Rider had three stars – Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and the Captain America – which was of course “destroyed” in the final scene. Based on a early 50s Harley Davidson Hydra-Glide, four Captain America bikes were created for filming. The three that survived were unfortunately stolen, fates unknown. The destroyed bike was restored and eventually sold at auction in 2001 – it now lives at the National Motorcycle Museum.
This specific Captain America replica was built by a retired Chrysler executive who pieced it together over 3 years. Apparently, as soon as the builder finished it, his wife asked for a ride. He didn’t want to put passenger pegs on the bike, so he said no. It seems the bike didn’t stay around much longer. The current seller bought it about 18 months ago and is now letting it go. This bike features the classic style of the old Captain America, with some modern convenience, including a 93 cubic inch Panhead engine, and a Revtech 5-speed transmission with kick and electric start. The seller claims to have lots of paperwork to back up the expenses. Take a look at the ad to see what else this bike features, and you can also find an album of photos for this bike here on the seller’s SmugMug account.
Find this Captain America replica here on ADVRider (registration required), of all places, for $13,500 in Atlanta, Georgia.