From the 1987 film "The Untouchables",1933 Harley-Davidson VLE Engine no. 33VLE3325
Lot 245
From the 1987 film "The Untouchables",1933 Harley-Davidson VLE
Engine no. 33VLE3325
Sold for US$ 24,150 inc. premium
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From the 1987 film "The Untouchables"
1933 Harley-Davidson VLE
Engine no. 33VLE3325
Speed and reliability are appreciated by riders on both sides of the law, so it was a natural that U.S. police departments soon adopted the then-new flathead 1200cc Harley-Davidsons for patrol work. This particular VLE copbike has an interesting history. When new it actually worked the streets of a Chicago suburb. It was restored to as-new condition many years after its retirement from active duty, just in time to be cast in the 1987 Oscar-winning Kevin Costner gangster flick, "The Untouchables."

Among the law enforcement accoutrements present on the bike are a small first-aid kit, a brass fire extinguisher, and a handlebar crossbar that mounts a red light and a rather menacing-looking billy club. This lot also includes a framed "Untouchables" movie poster and a satin cast jacket presented to Wayne Pierce in appreciation of his work in providing the bike for filming during the movie's on-location stay in Chicago.

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  • Please note that this motorcycle is titled under its engine number and its title is in transit.
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