Marlon Brando's Harley-Davidson was among the top lots of a sale of Hollywood memorabilia at Julien's Auctions in LA.
The lot realised $251,000 in the June 26 sale.
Brando was an avid motorcyclist and during his younger years would often ride around New York City late into the night.
He explained: "It still pleases me to be awake during the dark, early hours before morning when everyone else is still asleep…
"During those early years in New York, I often got on my motorcycle in the middle of the night and went for a ride-anyplace.
"There wasn't much crime in the city then, and if you owned a motorcycle, you left it outside your apartment and in the morning it was still there.
"It was wonderful on summer nights to cruise around the city at one, two, or three a.m. wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a girl on the seat behind me. If I didn't start out with one, I'd find one."
Despite having a large collection of motorbikes, this is the only Harley-Davidson Brando ever owned.
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