Lauge Jensen, the Denmark-based maker of customized motorcycles, recently sold what is believed to be the most expensive bike (of current production) ever.
“Goldfinger” recently sold to an unnamed buyer for $850,000. The bike is gold plated, and covered with 250 diamonds totaling 7 carats. The seat is crocodile skin and all the parts were individually “gold plated” by hand.
Lauge Jensen the man behind the excess says he’s working on a new bike that will easily top $1 million dollars in value. “It’s going to have a lot of stones and diamonds,” he said. “We’re talking pretty wild stuff. It’s a piece of jewelry on two wheels.”
We’re betting you won’t find this bike parked on Main Street in Daytona this week or Sturgis this summer.
Admittedly we didn’t do a lot of research into this, but last night at an auction in Texas, the official 1972 divorce papers between Elvis and Pricilla Presley hidden away for nearly 20 years, came to the block and were purchased by an unnamed buyer for 8,963.
The 12-page agreement signed by both Elvis and Pricilla, granted Priscilla ownership of a 1971 Mercedes Benz, a ’69 Cadillac El Dorado and a ’71 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in addition to $100,000 in cash and half the income from the sale of their three houses in California.
There’s one thing in all this we can’t help but wonder about. Where is that bike? If you know, leave a comment. We’d like to talk to the current owner.
The King split with Pricilla in 1972. 4 short years later, he was dead.