Following the success of last year's £2.6 million Bonhams sale at the National Motor Museum during the Beaulieu Autojumble, the Motoring team is preparing to return to Hampshire on Saturday 8th September with another eclectic line-up that features lots from three different single-owner collections.
Leading motor car consignments for the auction are two Sunbeams – a 1926 3-litre twin-cam Super Sports (estimate £130,000-£160,000) and a 1912 Coupe de l'Auto replica (£90,000-£120,000).
The sale will also feature vehicles from two different private collections.
The Baden Collection of 21 cars, all of which will be offered at no reserve, includes a 1916 Rauch & Lang Model BX6 Electric Brougham estimated at £30,000 to £35,000, a 1934 Alvis SB Firefly Tourer offered for £25,000 to £30,000, and a 1913 De Dion Bouton Type DX Touring that is expected to realise between £18,000 and £22,000.
The Cottesmore Collection features a 1937 Alvis 4.3 Drophead Coupe expected to realise between £60,000 and £80,000, a 1924 Aster 18/50 Coupe estimated at £18,000 to £24,000, and a 1939 Lagonda LG6 Drophead Coupe in at £80,000 to £120,000.
Other motor car highlights include a 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint Series 1 that is estimated to realise between £60,000 and £80,000.
Among motorcycles on offer at the sale is a 1963 BSA 646cc Rocket Gold Star that is estimated to realise between £14,000 and £18,000, a 1927 BSA 5½hp Sloper that is estimated at £4,500 to £5,000, and a 1999 BSA Regal Gold Star SR500 that has completed only 350 miles from new and could achieve between £3,500 and £5,000.
The Automobilia section will feature more than 200 lots, including the collection of the late Ron Hickman, former stylist at Ford in Dagenham and later Director of Lotus Engineering in the 1960s, responsible for the original Lotus Elan models and designer of the Black & Decker Workmate. The collection includes his motoring library and a selection of original cutaway technical illustrations for The Autocar and The Motor.
Items in the auction will be available to view from 10am until 5pm on Friday 7th September as well as prior to the sale on Saturday 8th September. The sale will begin at 11am on Saturday 8th September with automobilia, and continue at 3.30pm with Motorcycles and Motor Cars. To register to bid call +44 20 7447 7448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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