Bruce Lee's famous jumpsuit fetches over $126,000 in HK auction
HONG KONG (AFP) - A yellow-and-black jumpsuit from Bruce Lee's final movie was sold for more than double its expected hammer price at an auction in Hong Kong on Thursday commemorating the 40th anniversary of his death.
The one-piece suit from Game Of Death, which was specially designed by a Hong Kong tailor to fit Lee, was sold at the evening auction for HK$780,000 (S$126,300) to an anonymous telephone bidder.
His matching yellow nunchaku, also used in the film, sold at HK$540,000 to a collector in the room, where around a dozen bidders were seated.
"It would have been nice to have the suit but I prefer this most of all, more than any other thing," 49-year-old British investment manager George Philips, who also bid on the suit said after winning the nunchaku.