One of the mini bikes used in the classic Jim Carrey/Jeff Daniels comedy Dumb and Dumber has gone up for auction on eBay.
The mini bike plays a crucial (and hilarious) role in Harry and Lloyd’s journey from Providence, Rhode Island to Aspen, Colorado in the 90s classic.
After Lloyd (Carrey) ends up driving the twosome all night in the wrong direction he decides to make amends by trading in their Mutts Cutts van for a two-seat minibike.
Most people would be livid but Jeff Daniel’s Harry changes his mind after learning that this particular hog goes “70 miles to the gallon” and duly declares that Lloyd has “totally redeemed himself”.
Two versions of the bike, designed by the late Sydney J. Barholomew (who also designed the van), with one given to Planet Hollywood and the other gifted to the film’s transportation coordinator Gordie Merrick.
Merrick went on to sell the bike, which was used in almost all the close-up riding scenes in the film, on a few years later to eBay user tommyb211, who has now put the bike up for sale.
The owner, based in Houston, Texas, has spent around a year restoring the bike back to its original condition.
“I replaced the pulley-belt, throttle/brake inner cables, carb seals, oil, air cleaner, spark plug, & fuel hose, but have all the original parts that will also go with bike,” the listing reads. “Frame was also repainted to the original color.”
It’s proven a popular listing already – at the time of writing there had been 92 bids on the bike, which had reached a price of $34,200 with five more days of bidding to go.
The owner is willing to provide some assistance when it comes to picking up or delivering the bike while 10 per cent of all proceeds generated from the sale will be donated to the Best Friends Animal Society charity.
Unfortunately for some fans, the owner is eager to stress that the bike is “not registered or street legal” but “could possibly be converted, depending on your state laws.”
I.O.U.s will not be accepted in lieu of cash either.
But land this bad boy and you can look forward to a life on the open road. A journey to someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano.
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