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What Is A Man's Life Work Worth? Lee Roy Hartung Motorcycle Collection Racks Up $4 Million

Lee Roy Hartung was a classic American eccentric. Hartung, a man who lived off and on for nearly forty years in a pole barn with no running water, loved beautiful and interesting things which other people no longer found interesting or useful. It was this appreciation of those castoffs and...

Buy Your Own Antique Motorcycle Collection, Lee Roy Hartung Auction Has Them All

Lee Roy Hartung loved motorcycles, and he had the taste – and the cash – to indulge his passion. To that end, Hartung put together a collection of antique bikes to make the serious collector keel over in paroxysms of quivering joy. Hartung was 86 years old when he died...

The Hartung Collection Trip Is Coming Together

You might have read last week that I plan to make the trip to Chicago to see the auctioning off of the Lee Hartung collection, a sale which will include some of the most desirable antique motorcycles on the planet just north of Chicago. Wheels Through Time was tasked with...

Most Expensive Motorcycle in History at Las Vegas Collector Motorcycle Auction in January

Lee Hartung’s 1913 Flying Merkel The Lee Hartung auction saw Lee’s unmolested 1913 Flying Merkel sell for $201,250 at Auctions America’s Hartung Collection auction Nov. 3-5, 2011 in suburban Chicago, and I can tell you from making the trip that it was hardly the only desirable collector bike on the...

AJS Porcupine vs Pope Steam – The Battle On the Auction Block

What makes a collector motorcycle expensive? It always comes down to a few key factors, provenance (can the history of the machine be traced and verified), scarcity, a racing pedigree never hurts and of course, beauty. Beauty resides, for the most part, in the eye of the beholder, but there...