For this auction Bonhams has assembled about 100 motorcycles of diverse makes and models from all eras of motoring and nearly 50 motorcycles from the esteemed American family du Pont and a pair of rare Benelli racers – including an ex-works GP bike. Even more than the recently consigned 1937 Brough Superior SS100, one motorcycle in particular that is bringing intense interest from collectors around the world is the ex-Gordy Clark 1915 Harley-Davidson 11-F Twin, widely considered the best original condition motorcycle of this model in the world. Carrying an estimate of $200,000-250,000, the incredible state of this already coveted year/make/model makes this a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. By the way, at most recent auction, the 1949 Triumph Trophy TR5 Scrambler Custom ridden by “The Fonz” in the hit television series Happy Days was sold by Bohnams for a sum in excess of $75,000.
Also consigned are bikes with a popular culture significance, such as the 2005 MV Agusta F4 previously owned by Peter Fonda or the 1965 Rickman Triumph Metisse painted by Von Dutch. Whether it be a 1925 Coventry-Eagle Flying-8, Eddie Lawson’s brand new 1975 Norton Commando, Jim Pomeroy’s 1979 Bultaco Pursang, or three different Orange County Choppers auctioned for charity, the breadth and quality of the Las Vegas consignments are definitely in keeping with Bonhams’ standards.
The must-attend second annual Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Sale takes place on Thursday, January 12th, inside the Auto Collections museum at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino on The Strip. Buyers interested in registering to bid, in person or remotely, may visit Bonhams Las Vegas for more information.