Steve McQueen purchased this 1917 Thor Twin unrestored in 1979 while filming his last movie, The Hunter in Chicago. McQueen would always find a motorcycle to purchase when he was on location.
The Thor was purchased at the Steve Mcqueen Estate Auction at the Imperial Palace in November, 1984. It was restored to museum standards in 2011 by Bruce Linsday. Bruce considers this motorcycle to be the “Cadillac” of its day.
Barbara McQueen (wife) visited Motorcyclepedia in April of 2012 and signed the gas tank after it was restored by Bruce.
1917 was the last year of production for Thor Motorcycles.