Post Listing Update: This Excelsior did not meet reserve despite 40 bids up to $48,100 on eBay in Alto, Michigan.
Excelsiors are already cool by themselves, but this one is even more special thanks to the sidecar and the patina that comes from over 100 years of wear on the original paint. What a beauty!
Excelsior was in business between 1907 and 1931, and it was the first motorcycle to be officially clocked at over 100 miles per hour. Their most common machine in the ’10s and ’20s was the Big X, which featured a 1,000cc V-Twin.
This example (VIN: 45406) is incredibly cool as it features the original paint and it’s still running. Per the seller, it was acquired by Max Senett film studios in 1920 to be used in silent films, spending later decades in prop warehouses. This bike sold at Mecum Las Vegas in 2018 for $57,200.
Find this Excelsior Big Twin with Sidecar for sale in Alto, Michigan with bidding up to $35,100 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $85,000