You will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take home legendary actor and OSCAR® winner Robert Redford’s Yamaha DT 250 motorcycle, along with a private meet and greet with the actor and son, James Redford, in San Francisco, CA.
Redford was gifted the bike by the producers of the film Little Fauss and Big Halsey in 1971, and the bike later appeared with him in The Way We Were (1973). Redford has since developed a passion for fast bikes and adventurous rides through Utah’s Canyon Lands. James Redford recalls his wild rides with his father: “He wasn’t that interested in things like license plates and registrations and would often talk his way out of tickets. One time we were riding in the foothills of the Utah Valley and we went off the road to avoid a stalled car. Dad flipped right over the handlebars and landed on his feet in a crouch. Dad in a nutshell!”
This cherished family heirloom was passed to Redford’s son, James, who is following in his father’s philanthropic footsteps by donating the proceeds from the bike’s auction to the nonprofit organization they started in 2005, The Redford Center. The Redford Center works to harnesses the power of film, video, and new media to increase public engagement on frontline issues and support like‑minded community efforts.
Still in prime condition, this Yamaha DT 250 has been professionally appraised at $20,000-$30,000. Few memorabilia items have been offered by the Redford family over the years, making this a special opportunity to own a piece of American movie history.