What if we told you that you could own one of BMX’s most iconic bikes for a cool $50,000 cash? Here’s a little something we spotted over on Ride BMX that caught our attention! It looks like Dave Mirra‘s 24 Karat Gold Plated bike he rode in the X Games had been put up for sale on eBay for $50,000. The auction is over now, so we’re not 100% sure if it was sold or if the seller decided to go a different route, but it’s still kind of a crazy find. The listing is still live, but closed for bids, for the time being. Check out more photos and details right here.
With the price of gold and it clearly being Dave’s bike that he rode (photos / story seems to match up), it isn’t a completely crazy ask for the price. What do you think? Would you buy it if you had that cash on hand?
Just incase it comes down, here’s the text that was on the eBay listing…
“This is a bike that I bought directly from Dave Mirra after doing a polishing restoration article on it in BMX Plus Magazine years ago..I have owned this bike for years. The bike is real 24 carat gold plated for him by Haro for the X Gamrs.After almost a year went by as I was restoring his Dyno Slammer . I asked him why he never wanted the bike back he said he would pick it up in a few months and it wasn’t really one of his favorites since he crashed on it in his first run in X Games at Staples Center in Los Angeles where he couldn’t even make his second run. On that note I asked if he would ever consider and selling it and he said of course I would sell it to nobody but you Mark and we made a deal and that’s how it went down that I made payments over several months to him. It made him happy to see me bring it all over to shows and have everybody ride it and send Dave the fun pictures and that’s what really made him happy seeing his friends and fans on it. This bought to the continuation of this bike touring with me and his life for him through what I did with it… Now I can no longer do that with him gone. It’s a sad thing to look at on a daily basis chained with a 20 ton chain. It’s time for me to let this prize of a bike or Holy Grail go to a good home, collector or a museum of some sort for the world to display. It is unaltered exactly the way he had it including the black electrical tape holding the brake cable to the handlebars. When I originally got this from him it did have pitted surface rust on the bottom and the rear hoop wheel which was change sometime in the X Games contest and the tear in the seat was also there no it has damaged change this bike in any manner shape or form besides what are your sins gold-plated Hutch trickstar this is the Holy Grail and truly missed.. I am doing the right thing I don’t need any negative publicity or feedback this is my property and I’ll do as I please with it if it brings over x amount of dollars I would like to select a possible place to leave some funds that will help. THIS IS A PICK UP ONLY SALE WITH CASH. NO PAYPAL. I SUGGEST CALLING MY CELL WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR NEGOTIATIONS YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE. 714 488 0688.
I have been offered more than this asking price by multiple people. The bike rides grest. I just took it on the boardwalk and as usual people know the bike and freak out needing pictures etc. Ivery iclued a phot of the day I paid DAve off for the bIke ill never for get driving my 86 year old dad from Alb any to Syracuse in a snow storm to pick up the bIke .. please follow my instructions about no PayPal and if someone decides to do it they will pay all of the fees and nothing will be handed over until those fees run through the bank and cash into my hand and that is that so I suggest using my phone and speaking with me about this thank you so much good luck and I can only pray it goes to the right place and Dave is watching with a smile R.I.P.”