Anticipation Builds for Bonhams’ “Preserving the Automobile” Sale

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Bonhams will return to the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia for its annual “Preserving the Automobile” auction on October 7. 

For its focus on original-condition cars, this auction is unique in the world and represents a rare opportunity for 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 1918 Locomobile Model 48-2 Sportif Touring Car (pictured), 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.

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