Mike Wolfe, the well-known co-host of the American reality television program American Pickers on the History Channel, is famous for being an enthusiast for antique bikes and bicycles. The man really began “picking” at the young age of six. Mike Wolfe, renowned for having an incredible collection of bikes and motorbikes, has now decided to share his passion for bikes by selling more than 60 antique bikes from his personal collection. According to reports, the guy will sell more than half of his collection in the biggest motorbike auction, which will take place in Las Vegas later this month.
On his Instagram, Mike Wolfe made the deal public he announced the purchase on Instagram. He said, “But I recognize that their story doesn’t finish with me. All of these motorcycles have had a particular place in my heart and a lot of amazing memories finding them that I will never forget.” While Wolfe has sold items from his antique collection before, this will be the first time he has done so on such a large scale.
The 58-year-old revealed that he has made the decision to pare down his present collection in order to concentrate on buying vintage motorcycles that were created even before 1920. We got a call saying, “Hey, I need to start shrinking,” he said. I must begin concentrating. I need to start valuing the things that I genuinely, deeply love, and I’m already doing that.
What is offered for sale?
The sale will feature “some of the world’s rarest and most highly sought-after motorbikes,” including vintage Harley-Davidson models among many others. Wolfe is known for collecting antique bikes. The bikes from Mike Wolfe’s personal collection that will be offered for sale at the Las Vegas auction are listed below.
- 1919 Indian Military Twin in historic olive drab
- 1921 Harley-Davidson JD with sidecar
- 1914 Harley Davidson racing twin with an intact racing engine
- 1937 Harley Davidson UL, the first year for the U series
- 1919 Indian Military Twin
- 1948 Harley-Davidson EL Panhead with Sidecar
- Multiple 1930s-’40s Indian Fours
- 1936-’37 Harley-Davidson Knuckleheads
- 1909 Yale Single
In a recent video promoting the sale, Mike is “a knowledgeable collector,” according to Greg Arnold, head of the Mecum motorcycle section. Arnold said, “For the most part, I think he’s a nuts-and-bolts person; he wants to know what makes a machine tick. But he is also quite curious about its past, including who owned it when, and why. Every motorbike in his collection was specifically chosen, he said.