This news follows Bonhams’ earlier announcement of the stunning “barn find” 1952 Chinese Red Vincent Rapide that has been consigned to Las Vegas on January 6, 2011. From the collection of John Shola come several important motorcycles: 1948 Vincent HRD Rapide B, 1949 Vincent HRD Rapide B, 1949, 1952 Vincent Black Shadow C, A Vincent Café Racer Hybrid, Ariel Square Four, 1963 BSA Rocket Gold Star, 1961 BSA Gold Star, 1965 Royal Enfield Interceptor, 1964 Velocette Venom
Additionally, more than 50 Honda motorcycles from the private collection of Kenneth Klem have been consigned to this highly anticipated sale – all without reserve. The massive, single source offering spans the years of 1963 to 1982 and includes such diverse models as Dreams, Step-Throughs, Mini Trails, Scramblers and, of course, CB350s up through CB750s – all in original condition.
Over 200 classic motorbikes representing every era – starting with the exceedingly rare 1894/95 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller – will be featured in the January auction, which takes place at The Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino hosted by the Auto Collection at the heart of the Strip. Interested buyers can find more information by going to Bonhams Las Vegas. Sellers interested in consigning a motorcycle to this stellar line-up may call 415-391-4000. The illustrated auction catalog will be posted online for review in the weeks preceding the auction. (Bohnams pictures)