Anybody who watched one of the highest grossing movies of all time will recognize the Bonneville-based Scrambler from one the film’s most iconic scenes, or as I’d like to describe it, the only time in history that a Triumph, or any other motorcycle for that matter, rode in concert alongside a pack of raptors.
The auction will take place on eBay and the proceeds from the sale will go directly to The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, the British bike brand’s self-appointed fundraising partner. Whoever wins the auction will not only take ownership of a motorcycle that appeared in one of the most lucrative films in history, but he - or she - will also have the distinction of owning just one of three Scramblers that were customized specifically for the film. That’s a pretty good distinction to have, especially when one of its owners is Pratt himself while the other is displayed at Triumph’s headquarters in the UK.
Needless to say, this will be one of the few times that a really unique Triumph motorcycle will be up for grabs to the public. I don’t know how much it’s going to sell for, but I don know that it could be a hot ticket when the auction goes live on eBay at 7 pm GMT (3 pm ET) on Thursday, July 23, 2015. The auction will remain live for the next days, ending on Sunday, August 2, 2015.
Prepare to strategize on your bids, ladies and gentlemen. Chances are, you’re going to compete with a lot of people for this particular piece of Triumph and Jurassic World history.
Continue reading to read more about Triumph’s auction of the Jurassic World Scrambler.
Why it matters
At some point in the future, these three Boneville-based Triumph Scramblers could go down as some of the most sought-after movie motorcycles in history. That’s specifically why I think those interested in bidding for the one Scrambler that’s going to be auctioned off should exercise a lot of flexibility as far as their bidding strategies are concerned.
Do I think the bike could fetch $100,000? Not really, although I do think that somewhere around $60,000 to $70,000 is attainable. Give it some years and hope that Chris Pratt goes on to become the next Marlon Brando or Steve McQueen and you could end up with a motorcycle that will easily fetch six figures in the future.
Besides, it’s not like your bids are going to pockets of people who already have enough money on their hands. All the proceeds from the auction will go to a worthy cause, which in this case is the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, an annual motorcycle event that takes place in cities around the world on the last Sunday in September. The event is now in its fourth year, bringing together some of the most iconic motorcycles in the world. More importantly, the event has also helped raise funds to in the fight against prostrate cancer.
To date, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has already raised $2 million for global medical research and after this year’s event, that number could well exceed $3 million.
If there’s one time to let your penny-pinching auction habits go, this is it. Be judicial with your bids, but don’t be afraid to stretch it out, too.
This Triumph Scrambler certainly deserves as many bids as it can receive.