Hidebrand & Wolfmuller Motorcycle Circa 1894. Sold. $133,000.

Last Sunday April 25th, Bonhams, the Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers, held an auction during the International Motorcycle Show in Stafford, England. The company states that it was the largest and most successful in many years. And for those who are keeping track of the value of historic, vintage and classic motorcycles, you can go on the Bonhams Website to  update your data. But at least know that the German manufactured Hildebrand & Wolfmuller  (see my former post) sold for $133,000. It is considered the first vehicle to which the name motorcycle (motorrad in German)  was applied. It was bought by a German collector. Good news: most sales were above top estimates.
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7 Responses to “Hidebrand & Wolfmuller Motorcycle Circa 1894. Sold. $133,000.”


  1. 1 Lee Jammer Apr 30th, 2010 at 9:08 am

    As an historic unique piece I think it’s worth more.

  2. 2 just my opinion Apr 30th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Isn’t that the bike that was on this site a few months ago and said to be worth a million dollars?

  3. 3 Seven May 1st, 2010 at 5:11 am

    @ JMO,

    Bonhams appraised it at between 60 and 90k USD, so 133k is well above what anyone expected, then it is decades since the last one to come up for sale, so I suppose their appraisal was mostly pulling a random number out their butts.

  4. 4 Donnie May 1st, 2010 at 9:37 am

    wow ….were was jay leno’s scouts for that one …would have been nice to see it come to USA..awesome piece of history

  5. 5 Seven May 1st, 2010 at 11:03 am

    @Donnie

    “Come to the USA?” It has been in the USA for at least the last 80 years. New York to be more precise.

    Now it has finally gone home.

    short video of one running below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbbsDds1tbU&feature=related

  6. 6 maroco May 2nd, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Incredible part of History.

  7. 7 raycwheeler May 2nd, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    was the bike, SOLD AS IS?

    ray usa

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