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Singer Johnny Hallyday's motorcycle fetches 470,800 euros at auction in Paris

Other News Materials 20 March 2022 07:37 (UTC +04:00)
Singer Johnny Hallyday's motorcycle fetches 470,800 euros at auction in Paris

A man, who wished not to disclose his name, bought for almost 500,000 euros the "Laura Eyes" motorcycle of French rocker Johnny Hallyday (1943-2017), the Franceinfo radio station reported on Sunday, Trend reports citing TASS.

The Harley-Davidson motorcycle was sold for 470,840 euros at the Paris vintage car show. Initially, the organizers of the auction estimated the lot at a maximum of 250,000 euros.

"This is a record high price for a motorcycle assembled after the war," the radio station said.

The Harley-Davidson was presented to the singer by the head of the world's largest record company Universal Music Pascal Negre. The motorcycle was named after the daughter of rocker Laura Smet and was used during the filming of the video for the song "I Can't Stop Wanting You" performed by Halliday.

The rocker, whose real name is Jean-Philippe Leo Smet, died at the age of 74 in early December 2017. The hearse on which the coffin with his body rested was accompanied by an honorary escort of 15 motorcyclists of the presidential guard and 700 bikers. During his career, Halliday made more than 400 tours in various countries, including Russia.

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