Leno’s Star VMAX goes for $120,000 at auction
Jay Leno sold his Star VMAX motorcycle in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 10, 2009 for $120,000.00 USD at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction.
Jay Leno’s auction proceeds, from the famed auctioneers, will go to Bailey’s Café. Bailey’s Cafe is a center for educational and cultural activity.
"Bailey’s Café is an arts program," says Jay, "but since I didn’t have any Yamaha musical instruments to auction off, I thought I’d sell my Star VMAX, which was made by Yamaha."
After the bidding stalled at around $60,000, Leno upped the ante by offering his motorcycle jacket and helmet along with his brand new Star VMAX. Jay Leno also offered the winning bidder a chance to pick-up the motorcycle at his famed garage… and then promise a tour of the facility.
The last-minute attendance of Jay Leno, and the unveiling of his custom Star VMAX, is an unexpected bonus for bidders who crowded the auction floor at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis says, "Our company is waiving the buyer’s and seller’s fee on this wonderful opportunity to own a fantastic custom bike, because we agree with one of the world’s greatest car guys, that it’s important to support worthy causes."