Thursday, October 01, 2009

FDIC x von Dutch x Vuitton Chopper

Ever since Mister Jalopy floated the idea of guestblogging, I've been running every link I see through the D+R filter in my head. If you're keeping score at home, this one is Crazy Custom + Von Dutch + Unusual Auction Finds.

Though I'm sure someone there cries himself to sleep nights at the thought of letting it go, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has tasked Penny Worley Auctioneers with selling the Von Dutch Custom Chopper it received when it took over the failed New Frontier Bank of Greeley, CO:
One Off Machine - Master Designed & Hand Crafted On April 4th 2005 - Single Down tube Frame With Molded Custom Gas Tank Finished in a Metallic Copper Paint With Tan Pin striping - The Seat Which Is Also Molded Into the Frame is Upholstered in Louis Vuitton Leather That Stretches Along the Top Of the Gas Tank And Is Also Featured On the Custom Headlight. This Bike Features An Air Suspension Supported Chrome Swing arm With Body Color Matched Axle Covers. Now The Good Stuff - This Bike Features a 113 CI Engine With Patrick Billit Cases as Well As JIMS Covers. Mikuni D8A Carb / This Bike Also Has a Primo Belt Drive Which Leads to a Belt Final Drive That Turns the Metzeler ME880 Marathon 280 /35 R18 84 V Steel Radial Tire 21" Front Rim Is Wrapped in The Same Metzeler But in a 120/70-21 62V Stopped By Brembo Dual Piston Calipers With Drilled Rotors [italics added for dramatic effect, but capitalization is in the original]
Of course, that is Louis Vuitton Rubberized Cotton, not Leather, but still. Current bid: $9,000.

Interested parties will want to have a trailer ready in Boca because "We Were Told this Bike Hasn't Been Started In a Few Years And I don't believe It Has Fluids."

Penny Worley's Exotic Car [And Chopper] Auction has been extended until Oct. 18 [worleyauctioneers via the deal]