Two outstanding collector motorcycles, made and owned by a star of this creative specialty, Arnaud Mary, considered a genius in his field, will be sold on September 4th by Ivoire Auctions
in Troyes, France.
A mechanical development engineer by training, Arnaud Mary is an internationally renowned Master Builder, one of the most successful French custom motorcycle designer-builders, shaping his creations from start to finish using old or used mechanical parts.
Undisputed star of the international bike show circuit, Arnaud Marys "Queen of California", goes on sale for an estimate 30,000 to 40,000. The construction required 2,000 hours of work. It has won no less than eight first prizes at the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, the oldest and biggest global event of its kind, attracting up to a million people.
Arnaud Mary finished 4th in the world with the "Queen of California" during the Artistry In Iron of the "Las Vegas Bike Fest" event in 2017, attracting the attention of Arlen Ness, the master of the custom bike discipline, who came to view this digger bike in person, attesting to its exceptional build quality.
Arnaud Mary's second bike bears an iconic number: 415, the area code for San Francisco, well known to fans trying to reach one or the other of the northern Californian chopper specialists. 415 is built from a late 1980s Sportster with pinball decor designed by David Gallet aka DaddyGraph from a reproduction of an 1980s Gottlieb pinball board. As of January 2020, 415 won three great awards in Verona, Italy. 415 will be offered at an estimate of 20,000 to 30,000.