The famous Fat Boy from the iconic movie Terminator 2 has sold at an auction called “Icons Legends of Hollywood Auction” for more than half a million dollars, exceeding the expectations of the auction house.
The bike in question is believed to be one of the several used in the legendary movie. An anonymous bidder who participated in the online movie memorabilia auction bought the motorcycle for $520 000.
Another one of the 1991 Harley-Davidson Fat Boys from Terminator 2: Judgment Day has been restored in 2014 and has been on display at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee ever since.
The bike sold at the auction was sourced directly from the film production company, Carolco. It does have a few scrapes, but the odometer shows only 392 miles.
In Movies, Fat Boys Can Jump
In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, one of the most iconic scenes is where a Fat Boy is jumped into an LA sewer, making this one of the most famous cinema jumps of all times.
The 3-meter jump looks impressive as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s stunt double Peter Kent rides a 300+kg Fat Boy machine. However, Hollywood trickery has helped this scene happen as the bike was supported by 3cm cables so that when they hit the ground, the rider and the bike weighed only about 80 kg. The cables were digitally erased later and that’s how we got the legendary scene!
The motorcycle’s role in the movie didn’t end there – the Fat Boy played an integral role in the movie’s marketing. It was featured on countless promotional artwork, including the main film poster.
When Terminator 2 hit the big screen back in the early ‘90s, people instantly fell in love with the Fat Boy and everyone wanted to have one.