Henry Winkler's Happy Days memorabilia sells for more than $320K

Ayyee! Henry Winkler’s Happy Days memorabilia sells for a cool $320,000: Fonzie’s iconic leather jacket sells at auction for $75,000 while his Triumph motorbike goes for $230,000

A lot of items belonging to Happy Days star Henry Winkler sold Wednesday through the auction house Bonhams.

Henry Winkler, 76, auctioned off a number of props and recognizable costumes he wore during his six-decade acting career, which began back in the early 1970s, including some he when he portrayed the iconic Happy Days character, Arthur Fonzarelli, otherwise known as ‘The Fonz’ and ‘Fonzie.’ 

According to Bonhams, the highest bids included $231,562 for a 1949 Triumph Trophy 500 motorcycle, well over its projected take of $80,000-$120,000.

Prized memorabilia: A lot of items belonging to Happy Days star Henry Winkler, 76, sold Wednesday through the auction house Bonhams, including $231,562 for a 1949 Triumph Trophy 500 motorcycle

Another big item was a full Fonzie outfit worn on the show, consisting of a brown leather jacket, two white T-shirts, a pair of blue jeans and black leather biker boots. The ensemble sold for $75,312, according to Bonhams. 

In a sign of the significance of Happy Days and Fonzie, one of the leather jackets has been on display at the Smithsonian National Museum Of American History in Washington, D.C.

Happy Days, which gave viewers a vision of life in the 1950s and early 1960s, premiered back in January 1974, and ended wowing audiences to go on do 255 half-hour episodes during its 11 season run, ending in 1984. 

Other Happy Days-worn items that went for impressive sums included mechanic overalls that sold for $14,025; a button-up Army shirt for $2,040; a softball uniform that sold for $1,275; cowboy boots that went for $1,083.

Another big item: A full Fonzie outfit worn on the show, consisting of a brown leather jacket, two white T-shirts, a pair of blue jeans and black leather biker boots, sold for $75,312

Iconic: Fonzie’s brown leather jacket (pictured in 1977) was among the items up for sale; Combined, the complete Fonzie outfit consisted of Levi’s jeans, a white T-shirt, black engineer boots and the leather jacket 

Winkler auctioned off a number of props and recognizable costumes he wore during his six-decade acting career

A pair of belt buckles emblazoned with the Fonzie image and signature sold for $1,020.

Aside from Happy Days, Winkler also sold items from other projects he worked on such as Scream, Macgyver, Night Shift and The Waterboy.

Authentic Scream masks used in the 1996 hit film, in which Winkler played Principal Arthur Himbry, sold for $25,312 and 27,812, respectively.

Need for speed: Fonzie’s silver Triumph motorcycle (just behind Winkler) was driven throughout the show’s 11-season run on ABC 

More items up for grabs: The auction included memorabilia from other projects in Winkler’s career

Mini-me: A Fonzie action figure was up for sale at the auction

Winkler opened up about putting up the items on the block and the sentimentality associated with them. 

‘I never will say goodbye because it is always in my heart and always in my mind. It was the show that threw me out into the world and I will always be grateful,’ Winkler told KABC earlier this month. 

‘Letting a physical thing go doesn’t, in any way, diminish the enormity of the experience.’

Much of the proceeds from the sale of the items will be donated to This Is About Humanity, a non-profit organization that his daughter Zoe and two friends started that helps separated and recently-reunited families at the U.S. border.  

Hit: Happy Days was a smash hit for ABC, running for 11 seasons from 1974 to 1984

Fonzie cool: Winkler took to Twitter to announce the Bonhams auction earlier this month

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