San Francisco, CA. March 25, 2008 –In its second annual sale at the fast approaching Legend of the Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance, internationally renowned auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields will offer nearly 100 motorcycles spanning over a century of history, design and ingenuity.
“This sale is about quality, not quantity,” says Mark Osborne, the auction house’s Motoring Department Head. “While we are offering a large inventory, the motorcycles and related memorabilia are selected to represent the standards of this unique event as well as our own. We have an extremely diverse line-up and it should attract strong interest.”
To be auctioned will be motorbikes from America, Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, even a 1958 Nimbus Four from Denmark and a 1909 Monet Goyon from France. Highlights include—
American: 1906 Indian Camelback,
1913 Excelsior Big Twin,
1914 Indian 4-valve Board Track Racer,
1940 Indian Four,
1960 Harley-Davidson Duo Glide,
1982 Harley-Davidson XR750 Racer
British: 1903 Rex Lands End to John o’Groats,
1949 Triumph T100,
1952 BSA Hill Climb Special,
1956 Matchless G80, restored by Bud Ekins,
1956 Vincent Black Knight Norton Commandos (3)
Italian : 1973 MV Agusta 750 S,
1974 Moto Guzzi V7,
1975 Ducati 750 SS Round Case,
1982 Benelli Sei 900,
1983 Laverda Jota,
2007 Ducati NCR New Blue
Japanese: 1969 Kawasaki H1 500 Triple,
1971 Honda CB500 Four,
1973 Kawasaki Z1,
1981 Honda CBX
All this, of course, is in addition to the Mike Corbin collection, which includes the ex-Steve McQueen 1940 Indian Scout and the ex-Evel Knievel
2004 Harley Heritage Custom.
The auction takes place in conjunction with the highly anticipated Legend of the Motorcycle on Saturday, May 3rd at the ocean-side Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California (just south of San Francisco).
The auction starts at 4:30 in the hotel’s ballroom. The auction preview, which may be almost as big a draw as the Concours field, takes place throughout the day from 9:00 am-4:30 pm.
To register to bid or to purchase a catalog, please call 415-861-7500.
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