Second Annual Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction On January 12, 2012

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.

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3 Responses to “Second Annual Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction On January 12, 2012”


  1. 1 John Jan 11th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I love the wabi sabi of that Harley. Beautiful.

  2. 2 nicker Jan 12th, 2012 at 12:00 am

    RE:
    “…Carrying an estimate of $200,000-250,000,…”

    Well, thanks to the TV Picker shows and Auctions, looks like the Doctors and Lawyers are running us mere mortal right out of this hobby.

    Used to be this was the sort of stuff people would give ya, just to get it out of the garage.

    -nicker-

  3. 3 KK11 Jan 12th, 2012 at 7:25 am

    I would love to have the 75 Norton !! I really don’t need an Orange County floor lamp, thanks. Love the Harley, I can see why it is appraised so high. Would love to ride one for even a half hour.

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