In addition to the nearly 250 antique, vintage and classic motorcycles being offered at Bonhams’ Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction in January is a unique collection of mid-century cut-away motors and components. The fascinating mechanical displays represent uncommon marques HMW, JLO, NSU, Pluvier, Solex and others, while a selection of cut-away multi-speed hubs from Sturmey-Archer round out the collection complimented by various cut-away motor wheels, single-cylinder and two-stroke engines. These and many complete engines from Adler, Auto Wheels, FN, Harley-Davidson, Honda and Thor join an already impressive offering of motorcycling components and memorabilia that will precede the motorcycles on auction day.
Bonhams’ third annual Las Vegas auction will include motorcycles that have already received considerable attention – 1939 BMW RS 255 Kompressor, 1902 Rambler Model B, only surviving 1905 Leo Two-Cycle and Steve McQueen’s 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross – are many more notable machines such as the 1903 Alldays & Onions, 1928 Ace Four Hemi-Head Prototype made for E. Paul du Pont, 1930 Böhmerland with Sidecar, 1978 Ducati NCR and 1989 Norton F1 Rotary Prototype, to name just a few. The Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction is Thursday, January 10th at the Bally’s Hotel & Casino on The Strip (Memorabilia 10:00 am. Motorcycles 12:00 pm.)