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We all know that actor Brad Pitt loves his bikes, he’s got a growing collection and recently part-funded and narrated the MotoGP film Hitting the Apex, but his latest motorcycle purchase might raise a few eyebrows.

Pitt has splashed out a quarter of a million punds on a rare WWII motorbike. The motorbike itself is a bike and sidecar combination built in 1942, it comes from a German reconnaissance unit and was used to travel across mountains and deserts in Crete when it was occupied by Nazis during the war.

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The collector, known only as Yannis who sold the bike said: “There are only around 500 of these bikes worldwide so they are collectors pieces like paintings and go up in value all the time.

“It’s a way for wealthy people to invest their money and also enjoy their hobby. Even the parts are expensive is they are original. I had to replace a small piece of metal on this bike and it cost me £1,500.”

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