Let It Ride
Easy Rider. Johnny Cash.
Iconic film. Iconic man.
Their middle ground? Good tunes and bitchin’ rides.
Rides you can now own the keys to.
First: here’s Johnny.
Presented as a gift from ABC (for whom he hosted a variety show), the Man in Black’s 1970 RR Silver Shadow is a long-wheelbase saloon with a customized privacy partition and gold “JRC” initials on the rear door.
Specs: twin-carbureted 412-CID aluminum V8 with independent front and rear suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Leather upholstery, wood treatment on the interior and a slightly weathered “Spirit of Ecstasy” rockin’ front and center on the hood.
Just 32,000 miles on the odometer.
Auction’s this week: now’s a good time to walk the line.
As for the chopper: this is the ultimate counterculture ride. A red, white and blue panhead that was — fun fact — co-designed by its rider and lead actor Peter Fonda.
Between two and four may have existed, but the restored model here — seen throughout the film and the very one used during the film’s final crash scene — is the only one still motorin’.
This ain’t no fixer-upper: bids are expected to top $1.2 million.
Freedom ain’t free.
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