Dan Ince is a connoisseur when it comes to motor bikes. He knows a famous bike when he spots one and is well aware of all famous bikes owned by famous personalities the world over. He was in luck once more when he stopped at a local Craigslist advertisement for a 1968 Honda 305 Scrambler motorcycle. The bike was owned by Kenneth R Howard and later by designer Von Dutch, but this is not what attracted Ince to its lineage.
The registration papers and lease and liability cars dated March 1968 stated its owner as James Douglas Morrison living on Sunset Boulevard. While there may be a hundred James Morrisons around, this bike was owned by the famed Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors. The 305 Scrambler in question is currently under service and should be up and running in no time.
The bike has been valued between $50,000 and $100,000 and will be up for display at Pebble Beach. The bike is not for auction but will be on sale independently. Jim Morrison owned this motorcycle from 1968 till he died in 1971, after which it was owned by Kenneth R Howard.
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