Word is that the iconic actor bought the bike off of World Champion racer Bengt Aberg, besotted with the Huskie’s speed at a series of races in Southern California in 1968.
Aberg had just completed a race on the Viking, and McQueen, in due fashion, wanted the bike for himself.
What he wanted, he got – purchased through his company, Solar Productions, in 1969.
The biggest selling point of this bike?
Apparently, this Huskie was what got McQueen onto the Husqvarna line – a relationship he maintained through his extensive career in the Powersports industry.
Since McQueen’s purchase, the bike has transferred to private hands and undergone a complete aesthetic and mechanical restoration.
According to MCN, the single-cylinder, 32mm Bing carburetor has been cleaned and spruced up, along with a bit of spit and polish for the 4-speed gearbox (as well as the addition of a PowerDynamo electronic ignition).
What do you know, the beastie cleaned up very nicely – you’d never know that this bike’s pedigree harkened back to 1969’s top-of-track, that’s for sure.
Curious what the curds will cost you?
The Huskie will be chopping the block at $80,000-$100,000 USD (£57,000-£71,000) – a worthy price for a noble steed.
Check out RM Sotheby’s website for more information.