Bidding-Up On Rare Motorcycles

A couple days ago I reported on last weekend “Legend Of The Motorcycle” event and the Bonhams & Butterfields auction of rare motorcycles at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA.  Saturday May 3rd total auction reached close to 2 million dollars, and I am pretty sure you want to know which bikes got the highest bids from a pool of international collectors (calling themselves “Petrol Heads”). A one owner 1975 Ducati 750 SS in perfect condition sold for a whopping $117,000. A gas powered 1929 Harley JDH 74” sold for $67,860 while a 1918 Harlet bicycle was offered $4,050. A 1940 Indian Scout belonging to Mike Corbin and that he bought in 2000 from the Steve McQueen Estate sold for $52,650 Mike Corbin also sold a 1929 Indian-Crocker Conversion 45ci Overhead-Valve for $64,350.  $65,500 was getting you  a 1955 Black Knight Vincent 998cc, and $69,030 was paid for a 1993 MV Agusta Magni 861cc. Even a 2004 red, white and blue Harley-Davidson 88ci Heritage Softail from the collection of Evel Knievel, sold for $46,800.

2 Responses to “Bidding-Up On Rare Motorcycles”

  1. 1 Goody May 8th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    People with a lot of money still have a lot of money. They are immune to the country economic situation.

  2. 2 reidscycle May 12th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    you can view results from the last 5 years and get on the mailing list for the wood auction in deland florida at his site , mid america auctions also has a place to do the same.

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