2017 Bonhams Stafford Motorcycle Auction
More than $ 3.6 million worth of motorcycles – vintage and classic – were sold at Bonhams’ second Stafford Motorcycle Sale of the year, which took place on October 15.
The flagship model at the show was a 1914 Henderson 1068cc Model C Four, which sold for just over $ 149,000.
The other big moment that helped the Bonhams Stafford Motorcycle Show achieve a 95% sale rate was the collection of Speedway legend Ivan “Millennium Man” Mauger, which achieved a 100% sale rate. , including the 1969 Jawa Model 890 Speedway racing bike which sold for over $ 24,000.
All 48 sets of the Mauger collection have been sold, ranging from world championship winning Speedway racing machines to stand boards and racing leathers.
Bidders from around the world have competed by phone, online and in the hall to own a piece of motorcycling history, and the collection has reached over $ 180.00, a portion of which will be generously donated by the Mauger family. at Speedway Riders Benevolent Fonds.
Highlights of the Mauger collection included the 1977 Jawa DOHC four-valve racing motorcycle, winner of the 1977 Speedway World Championship Final ($ 22,000) and the 1971 Long Track World Final, the Racing Motorcycle 1971 Jawa Long Track ($ 12,000).
Some of the older machines on sale were the top performers, with the exceptionally original Henderson 1914, a 1911 Pierce 688cc Four ($ 142,000) and a 1912 Pierce 644cc Model 12 Single, which had been in one family ever since. 101 years old, reaching ($ 118,000).
Modern machines have performed just as well, with ex-factory Jorge Lorenzo 2007 World Championship winner Aprilia 250cc RSW Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle selling for $ 133,000 to a bidder over the phone.
Other expected prices were also sold for more than double their expected price, including a made 1932 Brough Superior 981cc SS80 De Luxe ($ 141,000) and a 1972 MV Agusta 750S ($ 110,000).
James Stensel, Head of UK Department, said: âSellers from all over the world continue to flow to Stafford, which remains the international hub for the sale of the world’s most important vintage motorcycles.
âBonhams is the auction house of choice for large sole proprietorship collections, and no less than four were included in the auction, all of which performed well. This sale illustrates Bonhams’ continued dominance in the market, with the industry’s highest percentage rate achieved both by lot and by value. “
Ben Walker, Global Head of Motorcycle Department, added: âAfter the great success of the weekend sale, we are already looking forward to our next auction in Las Vegas in January. A highlight of the sale will be ex-Tony McAlpine, Jack Ehret, Australian land speed recorder, 4 owners of the new, 1951 Vincent 998cc Black Lightning, and further entries are currently invited.
Consignments are now invited for the Las Vegas sale, which will take place at the Rio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, on January 25.
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