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'Easy Rider' chopper going to auction in California, but it might not be the original

10/17/2014 03:16 EDT | Updated 12/17/2014 05:59 EST
CALABASAS, Calif. - The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" is up for auction this weekend in California.

Or is it?

Gordon Granger of Texas says he bought the original "Easy Rider" motorcycle in 1996 from Dan Haggerty, an actor with a bit part in the 1960s counterculture classic.

Both that red, white and blue bike and the one headed for auction Saturday have certificates of authenticity signed by Haggerty.

But the actor acknowledged to the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1sQi3b6 ) this week that he has authenticated and sold two Captain America bikes.

Haggerty says just one of the bikes is legitimate, and it's Michael Eisenberg's — the one going up for sale Saturday with a $1 million minimum.

Fonda says he has no idea which bike is the real one.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com