Bikes take centre stage on the first day of Bonhams two-day auction.
Nearly 60 uncommon and unique motorcycles, some of them of tremendous value and importance, will be offered for sale by Bonhams at their 15th annual world-renowned automotive auction in Carmel, California on August 16th.
Many of these motorcycles come from the extraordinary collections of the late Otis Chandler of Los Angeles, Eddie Rickenbacker's Bar & Grill in San Francisco, and a private European collector in Great Britain.
Here is but a sample of the fantastic array of bikes on offer:
1907 Indian Single Torpedo Tank 'Monkey on a Stick' Racer:
1910 Pierce Four in untouched, original condition:
1912 Indian Twin Board Track Racer in completely original, unrestored condition: est. $70,000-$90,000
1918 Reading Standard Twin Sidecar Combo: $50,000-$70,000
1920 Mars Type A20 in genuine, restored condition:
ex-Bud Ekins, Von Dutch 1922 Motosacoche Twin: est. $18,000-$24,000
1937 Brough Superior SS-100 in restored concours condition:
1937 Crocker Small Tank in immaculate restored condition:
1940 Crocker Big Tank in immaculate restored condition: est. $270,000-$340,000
1941 Indian Four with Sidecar: est. $70,000-$90,000
1945 Kettenkrad 3 Open Seater in rare, original like-new condition: est. $120,000-$150,000
1956 MV Agusta CSS Squalo Racer: est. $30,000-$40,000
1970 BSA Rocket 3 Rob North Factory Racer: est. $160,000-$200,000
For a complete list of the motorcycles to be offered at Bonhams' sale at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley on Aug. 16-17 during the Monterey Peninsula Automotive Week (a.k.a. Pebble Beach Week), visit: www.bonhams.com/quail
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com