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Records fall at Bonhams Spring Motorcycle Sale in England

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The 1962 Triumph TR6SS won the 1962 Six Day International Testing race by Bud Ekins – who was also Steve McQueen’s stunt / double in the film The great Escape – sold for a world record price at auction at Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale last weekend in England.

The bike sold for £ 97,750, more than three times its estimated value before the auction, Bonhams noted in his post-auction press release.

Bonhams said the motorcycle was the subject of intense bidding and was sold to an American bidder.

Coventry Eagle Flying-8 tops auction for record $ 281,742

Also set a record auction price for sale, a 1925 Coventry Eagle 981cc Flying-8, which was sold to a bidder in the auction house for £ 218,500 after a three-way bidding battle.

Another record was set at the auction when a 1935 Vincent-HRD 498cc A-series comet fetched £ 97,750.

Overall, the auction had a 92% sale rate and total sales of £ 3,892,397 ($ 5,027 million), a record for the Bonhams motorcycle department.

“What an incredible weekend” enthused James Stensel, responsible for the Bonhams collection motorcycles effort. “We are thrilled with the results of this sale, not only breaking our own auction record, but also hitting three global auction records for individual makes and models. “

The sale was also the biggest for Bonhams with over 400 motorcycles on the agenda.

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1926 Brough Superior also hits the $ 250,000 plateau

Top 10 sales, Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale 2019

  1. 1925 Coventry-Eagle 981cc Flying-8, £ 218,500 ($ 281,742)
  2. 1926 Brough Superior 986cc SS100, Alpine Grand Sports, £ 207,000 ($ 266,913)
  3. 1924 Brough Superior 980cc SS80, £ 126,500 ($ 163,113)
  4. 1962 Triumph 649cc TR6SS Trophy, £ 97,750 ($ 126,042)
  5. 1935 Vincent-HRD 498cc Series-A Comet, £ 97,700 ($ 126,042)
  6. 1934 Brough Superior 1096cc 11-50hp combination, £ 71,300 ($ 91,936)
  7. 1951 Vincent 998cc Series-C Black Shadow, £ 64,400 ($ 83,039)
  8. “Project” Parkin-Vincent 998cc Black Shadow racer, £ 62,100 ($ 80,074)
  9. 1951 Vincent 998cc Series-C Black Shadow, £ 62,100 ($ 80,074)
  10. 1968 MV Agusta 861cc ‘Magni’, £ 60,950 ($ 78,591)

(Prices include buyer’s charges.)

The auction took place during the 39th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show.


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