As movie vehicles go, not many rank as high on the cool scale as a Tron lightcycle. So when father and son collectors Paul and Chris Andrews decided to offer up their full-scale replica of the two-wheeler from Tron: Legacy for auction at Sotheby’s, we suspected it might sell for a little more than its $25,000 – $40,000 valuation. Turns out that was a bit of an understatement. On May 2nd, the ride, with its 96 volt electric motor with lithium batteries and a computer controlled throttle, fetched a tasty $77,000, almost doubling its projected sale value. The new owner gets a lightcycle that’s only been driven around the Andrews museum a few times to ensure it’s in full working order. All else that is needed is the Daft Punk soundtrack and they’ll be pulling 90-degree corners in style.
Source: RM Auctions