Bonhams Call for Consignments at Petersen Museum


SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (September 25, 2009) – Each November, the 216-year-old international auction house Bonhams hosts its famous auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles – a veritable temple for all automotive enthusiasts – and the call for consignments is now being announced for this year’s sale.

Past Bonhams sales at the Petersen Museum have included collections from such legendary figures as Steve McQueen, Von Dutch and Bruce Willis, and have achieved numerous world record prices.

Consignments for this year’s auction already include the following, to name just a few:

* The 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz formerly owned by Frank Sinatra

* A 1956 Maserati T160 single motorcycle

* Heuer mounted stopwatch set, used in the film Le Mans, starring Steve McQueen

* From the zenith of American boardtrack racing, a 1914 Indian single racer

* The original English-assembled 1898 MMC Werner – quite possibly the earliest production motorbike in Britain

* 1919 Indian Daytona twin with FLXI sidecar, formerly the property of Steve McQueen

* A sublime 1960 BMW 60/2 motorcycle with Steib sidecar with every conceivable option

Bonhams’ auction at L.A.’s Petersen Auto Museum on Wilshire Boulevard will take place on November 14th. Owners interested in consigning motorcycles or cars to this world-renowned auction should contact Bonhams’ North American Motoring Department. E-mails can be sent to, and calls can be made to Mark Osborne, VP & Head of Department, San Francisco, at 415.391.4000; Rupert Banner, VP Business Development, New York, at 212.461.6515; Nick Smith, Motoring Department Specialist, Los Angeles, at 323.436.5470.


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