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The original plans for Evel Knievel’s Sky Cycle have gone on sale through the online sales site ebay.

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Designed by former NASA engineer Bob Truax, the Sky Cycle was the rocket-like machine that Knievel famously attempted to jump across Snale River canyon in Idaho.

Whilst it looks like a conventional rocket, the Sky Cycle was actually powered by compressed steam.

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The plans for sale are for the first generation X-1 Sky Cycle, a later design, called the X-2 was never flown but was built for a planned jump in Japan that never actually happened.

The buyer of the plans says that they have the X-2 plans too!

If you want them then you’d better have deep pockets, the starting bid is around £4,500 and likely to achieve much more than that.

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To see the listing yourself, go here:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVEL-KNIEVEL-ORIGINAL-X-1-SKYCYCLE-PLAN-TRUAX-SNAKE-RIVER-ROCKET-RARE-X-2-/261845299176?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item3cf7322fe8

Tony Carter

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