If you’ve always wanted to own a piece of movie history now is your chance as the famous mini bike from Dumb And Dumber is up for auction on eBay. Okay, the Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels-led comedy slapstick might not be on your list of ‘top ten films of all time’ but you can’t deny that it’s one of the funniest films ever… no matter how juvenile the humour is. Part of its charm is the absurdity surrounding the film, including Lloyd and Harry’s (Carrey and Daniels) ridiculous vehicles, the Shaggin’ Wagon and their aforementioned mini-scooter.
Two scooters were used during filming, in which the dim-witted duo used to get all the way to Aspen, and now one of them has gone up for auction. It was originally given to the movie’s transportation coordinator, the late Gordie Merrick, by directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly. He held on to it for about 20 years before passing it on to its current owner, while the other bike was given to Planet Hollywood. According to the seller he spent ‘over a year slowly restoring it back to original condition’, he also informs buyers that the bike was used in all the up-close riding scenes. So the lucky auction winner’s buttcheeks will be sharing the same seat as Carrey and Daniels.
The mini bike will also come with a signed and notarized letter of authenticity from the original owner, Merrick.
As this is an original piece of movie memorabilia the starting bid for the bike is no joke, with the initial bid starting $8,900 (£6435). 10% of the proceeds will be going towards the Best Friends Animal Society – so there’s added incentive for animal lovers.
The auction finishes on 18th February so if you fancy owning a piece of movie history head over to eBay to place your bid.