The Petersen Museum

Gearheads get ready! Bonhams' Classic California sale is approaching

The Petersen Museum

Consignments now invited for anticipated 'SoCal' auto auction.

Held at the famed Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, called one of "the world's best car museums" by Ralph Lauren Magazine, this temple of automotive culture is the perfect venue and partner for Bonhams' must-attend auction.

Over the years Bonhams' Classic California Sale at the Petersen Museum has made many a world record and it's an event renowned for representing the personal collections of some of the greatest figures in popular culture, namely Steve McQueen and Von Dutch, as well as Bruce Willis and Charles Bronson. From personal memorabilia to classic cars and sports cars, to hot rods and motorcycles, the Classic California Sale has come to epitomise a 'SoCal' motoring auction.

Consignments are now being sought for this 10th annual fall sale, which promises to offer another stellar representation of automotive culture. Sellers interested in consigning a unique classic car, hot rod, motorcycle or collection of automobilia may call 415-391-4000 or e-mail one of the following Bonhams specialists:
• Nick Smith, Los Angeles,
• David Swig, San Francisco,
• Eric Minoff, New York,

The Bonhams Classic California Sale will be held at the Petersen Automotive Museum, located on the 'Miracle Mile' section of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, on Saturday, November 10th. More information about this auction – including methods of registering to bid in person or in absentia – will soon be available at


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

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