"In the 1970s, every little boy wanted to grow up to be Evel Knievel, and a lot of those kids are collectors now. You can get $1,500 for this."



  • Fact 1: Evel Knievel, born Robert Craig Knievel on October 17, 1938 in Butte, Montana, was one of the best-known daredevils in history.
  • Fact 2: Over his 25-year daredevil career, Knievel broke at least 433 bones, giving him a Guiness record title.
  • Fact 3: Knievel's four nationally-televised motorcycle jumps were four of the twenty most-watched sports events to date.
  • Fact 4: Knievel became a household name, with toys and endorsements bearing his trademark stars-and-stripes jumpsuit.
  • Fact 5: Despite great commercial success, Knievel's lifestyle and damages incurred in a 1977 assault charge forced him to declare bankruptcy in 1981. He jokingly claimed he had "earned $60 million, and spent $62 million."

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