One of Evel Knieval's famous jumpsuits is going up for auction
Between 1965 and 1977, Knievel attempted 175 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps and an unsuccessful crossing of the Snake River Canyon in Idaho in a steam-powered rocket.
Now, 10 years after Knievel's death, his family have decided to put some of his most iconic items up for auction.
The jumpsuit Knievel wore in 1972 and 1973 is valued at £63,000 while his famous diamond-studded walking stick is tipped to sell for £13,500.
The daredevil wore the leathers during his successful leap over 50 crushed cars at the Los Angeles Coliseum on February 18, 1973, a record which stood for 35 years.
Knievel's jumpsuit has a central belt buckle and cuffs, an oversized collar and is emblazoned in patriotic stars and stripes.
Its distinctive appearance prompted comparisons with Elvis Presley, although he was quick to point out: "All Elvis did was stand on a stage and play a guitar. He never fell off on that pavement at 80 miles per hour."
The jumpsuit Knievel wore in 1972 and 1973 is valued at £63,000
His risk-taking took a heavy toll – Knievel broke 35 bones in his body, enough to earn a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Hobbyists have been waiting 40 years for the chance to own Knievel treasures
As a result, a customised walking stick was Knievel's constant companion.
The top could be unscrewed to store a liquor glass flask inside so he could take a swig to steady his nerves before the next jump.
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Knievel entered into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999 and died in 2007 aged 69.
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Kelly Knievel, his son, said: "We are proud and incredibly privileged to celebrate one of the most extraordinary and risked lives in American history with Knievel's instantly recognisable, battle-borne red, white and blue leathers, and his famous walking cane needed to assist him from his many injuries."
His risk-taking took a heavy toll – Knievel broke 35 bones in his body
Chris Ivy, sports collectibles director at US-based Heritage who was handling the auction, said: "Hobbyists have been waiting 40 years for the chance to own Knievel treasures.
"We are thrilled to be the venue to present them to the collecting world."
The auction closes on February 26.
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