Evel Knievel was known for his daring motorcycle tricks, but his iconic leather jumpsuit just pulled its own dramatic stunt: raking in piles of money.
Knievel, who launched into fame in the 1960s for his life-threatening motorcycle jumps — often involving cannons and the like — was known for his flamboyant style, part Elvis-in-Vegas, part Liberace. The jumpsuit was just one of several over-the-top items owned by Knievel, who died in 2007. In addition to the jumpsuit, Heritage Auctions also sold the motorcyclist’s diamond-studded walking stick, which comes with a hidden liquor compartment, for a cool $78,000.
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