NEWS > Dumb & Dumber Scooter Fetches $50,000
“Just when I think you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself!” — HarryScooter used in one of the films most ironic and memorable scenes.
February 19, 2018
By James Massey, What Sells Best News
HOUSTON, TEXAS – The scooter used as a movie prop in the classic 1994 comedy, 'Dumb and Dumber' has fetched $50,000 on eBay.
IRONIC AND MEMORABLE
The scooter, provided a major plot twist in one of the films most ironic and memorable scenes. With Floyd (Jim Carrey), reuniting with Harry (Jeff Daniels), after trading their van for the scooter.Major plot twist as provided by the scooter.
According to the seller's eBay listing, the scooter had been designed by the late Sydney J. Barholomew who had also designed a bicycle set for Pee Wee's Playhouse, and props for other well known films.
Reportedly they acquired the mini-bike directly from Gordie Merrick, the the transportation coordinator for the Farrelly Brothers film.
WHY'S IT RARE
The sellers listing stated, the scooter was one of two made for the film, and it had been used in all the up-close riding scenes with Carrey and Daniels. And, that the other had been gifted to Planet Hollywood.
33 BIDDERS & 100 BIDS
By the end of the eBay auction, 33 bidders cast 100 bids, in a bidding war that drove the opening price from $8,500 to just over $50,000 in ten days. The eBay item number is: 282840775774
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