Buoyed by strong early consignments, anticipation builds for October's Philadelphia sale at the Simeone Foundation, the only one of its kind in the world

Preserving the Automobile
An Auction at the Simeone Foundation
7 Oct 2013
Philadelphia, Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
1918 Locomobile Model 48-2 Sportif Touring Car
Chassis no. 14760

From a Private European Museum Collection, the ex-General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing,1918 Locomobile Model 48-2 Sportif Touring Car


Bonhams is delighted to announce its return to the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia for its second annual Preserving the Automobile Auction.

Universally praised for its focus on original condition cars, this auction is unique in the world and represents a rare opportunity for both buyers and sellers alike.

Early highlights already consigned include property from a private European museum, which contain automobiles that were formerly in the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago and the Seal Cove Auto Museum of Maine. Examples include a 1903 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout, a 1910 Sears Model P 4-Passenger Motorbuggy, a 1917 Pierce-Arrow 38-C-4 7-Passenger Touring, and a 1934 Packard 1101 8 7-Passenger Touring, all to be offered without reserve.

Additionally, a selection of automobilia, spares and accessories will also be offered, led by property from the family collection of Alec Ulmann, founder of Sebring International Raceway.

As the appreciation and value of preservation over restoration soars, the importance of a sale dedicated to these "survivors" resonates more than ever. And Bonhams is now accepting consignments for this pioneering auction until the end of August.

Owners of original condition motorcars of any vintage are encouraged to call one of these Bonhams motoring specialist today for the October 7th sale in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Rupert Banner • 212-461-6515 • rupert.banner@bonhams.com
Eric Minoff • 917- 206-1630 • eric.minoff@bonhams.com
Evan Ide • 917-340-4657 • evan.ide@bonhams.com


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

  1. Evan Ide
    Work Boston, United States
    Work +1 917 340 4657
    Mobile +1 917 340 4657
  2. Rupert Banner
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 212 461 6515
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9007

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