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    Vintage Skoda CZ 250 Motorcycle Ridden by Paul Newman in Sometimes a Great Notion, manufactured 1967
    Frame no. 980-02-02269
    Engine No. 980-02-02269
    42 x 83 inches (106.7 x 210.8 cm)

    Bonham's, Birmingham, England, Collectors' Motorcycles at the Barber Museum, October 6, 2018, lot no. 172.

    The motorbike was given to the Newman especially for the film, Newman's second directorial effort. Manufactured by a branch of the Skoda car company that previously manufactured weapons, the CZ model recorded six Grand Prix world championships between 1964 through 1969. The CZ delivered 26 horsepower and featured a sand-cast magnesium engine case, a slim fuel tank, and a hand-formed aluminum air box. Highly visible when Stamper rides the zippy two-wheeler during a motocross race.

    Together with a letter from American Jawa Ltd., (importer for CZ) to Universal stating the 250cc bike with proper VIN number is ready for delivery. Also comes with a signed letter by J.N. Roberts, Paul Newman's stunt rider, corroborating these facts. Sold on bill of sale.

    Condition Report*: Exhibiting age and production use and wear. Restored to film-used condition.
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