Bonhams to auction Pre-1950’s Spanish Motorcycles

Bonhams is delighted to announce the sale of an important collection of 100 motorcycles, mainly pre-1950 machines, from Pamplona, Spain, at the RAF Museum, Hendon on 27th February 2010.

The Pamplona Collection represents an important group of motorcycles assembled by a prominent Spanish private collector.

Over 100 in number, this extraordinarily diverse collection includes a brace of De Dion Bouton-engined machines dating from the closing years of the 19th Century, as well as nine four-cylinder models from the likes of Ace, Cleveland, Excelsior, FN, Henderson, Indian, Nimbus and Zündapp. V-twin engined motorcycles are another predominant theme, with no fewer than 18 in the collection including examples from Harley-Davidson, Sunbeam, Vincent, Motosacoche, Peugeot, Matchless, BSA and, of course, Brough Superior in the form of a 1931 SS100. Rare marques represented include Vindec, Wanderer, Acme, Rikuo, Böhmerland, PMZ, Griffon, Standard, Diamant, Laurin & Klement, Phebus and Mabeco.

The collection was assembled over the past few years for the enjoyment of the owner’s friends and family, and was housed at various locations before coming to its purpose-built museum home 12 months ago. Almost all of the machines were in running condition at time of purchase, since when they have been carefully stored.

Ben Walker, Head of the Motorcycles Department at Bonhams comments, "It is a pleasure to be offering for sale such a fine and outstanding collection of motorcycles. The vendor has managed to assemble, over a relatively short period of time, a world-class collection of rare machinery and this sale represents a fantastic opportunity for the enthusiast and collector to acquire something really special for their garage."

Machine Auction Estimate
1923 ACE 4 £25,000- 30,000
1920 ACME 8hp
Motorcycle combination
£14,000- 18,000
1928 AJS 248cc Model K12 £3,000- 4,000
1930 AJS 248cc Model R12 £4,000- 5,000
c. 1914 Alcyon V-Twin £10,000- 14,000
1925/6 Automoto 125cc £4,000- 5,000
1922 Beardmore Precision 500cc £5,000- 7,000
c.1937 Benelli 493cc Cascada
Racing Motorcycle
£12,000- 15,000
1929 BMW 486cc R52 £12,000- 15,000
c.1933 BMW 398cc R4 £5,000- 7,000
1934 BMW 735cc R11 £12,000-16,000
1935 BMW 198cc R2 £4,000- 6,000
1936 BMW 495cc R5 £5,000-7,000
1938 BMW 495cc R51 £9,000-12,000
1943 BMW 750cc R75
Military Motorcycle Combination & Trailer
£16,000 -20,000
1953 BMW 594cc R68 £6,000- 8,000
1937 Bohmerland 603cc Langtouren £35,000- 45,000
1931 Brough Superior 990cc SS100 £120,000- 150,000
1927 BSA 349cc Model
L27 Super-Sports
£7,000- 8,000
c.1928 BSA 174cc Model A28 £1,500- 2,000
1930 BSA 493cc Model S30-12
Sloper & Sidecar
£6,000- 7,000
1931 BSA 349cc Model L31-6

De Luxe
£6,000- 7,000
1932 BSA 986cc Model G32-14 £12,000- 15,000
c1970 Bultaco Sherpa Trials £3,000- 4,000
1968 Bultaco 250cc Metralla Mk2 £1,500- 2,000
1929 Cleveland 61ci Tornado Four £30,000- 40,000

c.1900 De Dion Bouton-engined Motorcycle

£25,000- 30,000
c.1900 De Dion Bouton-engined Motorcycle £25,000- 30,000
1905 Diamant 180cc 1½ hp £10,000- 15,000
c.1935 DKW SB350 £4,000- 6,000
c.1914 Douglas 2¾hp £5,000- 7,000
1930 D-Rad 496cc Type R9 £5,000- 7,000
1930 Excelsior Super 750cc Super-X £20,000- 24,000
1911 FN 498cc Four £20,000- 25,000
1926 FN 748cc M50 Four
Motorcycle Combination
£12,000-15,000
c.1928 FN 348cc M70 £4,000- 5,000
c.1912/13 Griffon 500cc v-twin £9,000- 12,000
c.1913 Griffon 350cc v-twin £6,000- 8,000
c.1924 Le Grimpeur 125cc
Moto Legere
£3,500- 4,000
1916 Harley-Davidson Model 16
‘5-35′ Single
£12,000- 16,000
1918 Harley-Davidson 61ci

Model 18F
£18,000- 22,000
1919 Harley-Davidson 584cc
Model W Sport
£14,000- 18,000
1919 Harley-Davidson74ci
Model J OHV Racing Motorcycle
£30,000- 35,000
1940 Harley-Davidson 74ci Model U £14,000- 16,000
c.1920 Henderson Model K Four £30,000- 40,000
1931 Henderson 1,301cc KJ Four £30,000- 40,000
1917 Indian 7hp Powerplus combination £22,000- 26,000
1916 Indian 221cc Model K Featherweight £9,000- 12,000
1936 Indian 1,265cc Model 436
‘Upside Down’ Four
£20,000- 25,000
c.1935 Koehler-Escoffier

Racing Motorcycle
£3,500- 4,500
c.1922 La Francaise-Diamant
180cc H13
£3,000- 4,000
c.1904 Laurin & Klement ‘Slavia’ £14,000- 18,000
c.1924 Le Grimpeur
125cc Moto Legere
£3,500- 4,000
1923 Mabeco 596cc V-twin £10,000- 12,000
1913 Matchless Model 7B

Motorcycle Combination
£12,000- 15,000
c.1934 Monet Goyon £4,000- 6,000
c.1915 Motosacoche
996cc Motorcycle Combination
£16,000- 20,000
c.1924 Motobecane B.M.A. Type B1 £2,500- 3,000
c.1930 Motobecane 100cc

B.M.A. Type MB3
£1,500- 2,000
c.1926 Moto Rhony’x £1,200- 1,500
c.1925 New Hudson 247cc Lightweight £4,500- 5,500
1923 Nimbus 746cc Four £22,000- 28,000
1952 Nimbus 746cc Four
& Bender Sidecar
£7,000- 10,000
1932 Norton 490cc Model 16H £6,000- 8,000
1922 NSU 351cc £7,000- 10,000
c.1929 NSU 199cc 201T £6,000- 8,000
c.1935 NSU 494cc 501TS £7,000- 9,000
c.1936 NSU 494cc OSL £7,000- 9,000
c.1929 NSU 298cc 301T £6,500- 7,500
1977 OSSA 500cc Yankee £3,000- 3,500
1903 Peugeot 2hp £12,000- 15,000
c.1905 Peugeot 3½hp V-Twin £18,000- 22,000
c.1928 Peugeot 250cc P108 £5,000- 7,000
c.1899/1900 Phebus 1¾ hp Motor Tricycle £30,000-35,000
1938 PMZ A-750 V-Twin £18,000- 22,000
c.1939 Rikuo 1,200cc £10,000- 12,000
c.1930 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel £5,000- 7,000
c.1933 Soyer Type SAC/SA5C
Racing Motorcycle
£9,000- 12,000
1929 Standard 600cc Type 600S
& Sidecar
£5,000- 7,000
c.1916/1924 Sunbeam JAP 1000cc £12,000- 14,000
c.1926 Terrot 247cc Type FT Tourisme £4,500- 5,500
1927 Terrot 347cc Type HT Tourisme £6,000- 8,000
1934 Terrot 347cc Type HSCG
Supersport
£4,500- 6,000
1923 Triumph 550cc SD £6,000- 9,000
c.1942 Triumph 343cc 3HV £6,000- 7,000
c.1938 Velocette 349cc MAC £5,000- 6,000
c.1954 Vincent 998cc Series-C Rapide £18,000- 22,000
c.1914 The Vindec 225cc Lightweight £7,000- 9,000
1916 Wanderer 4hp V-Twin £14,000- 16,000
c.1927 Wanderer 184cc Model G £4,000- 5,000
1937 Zundapp K800 Four £9,000- 12,000

Contact: motorcycles@bonhams.com