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Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques.
Bonhams’ Motorcycle Department celebrated its debut sale at the company’s new Oxford Regional Saleroom in storming fashion last Saturday (20.6.09) with 98 per cent of lots sold and a total of £399,410 achieved.
Held in conjunction with the VMCC’s annual Banbury Run, the sale was attended over 1,000 enthusiasts with 400 registering to bid, 200 of whom were new bidders.
With 88% of lots sold, there was plenty to get revved up about at Bonhams’ Sale of Pioneer, Vintage and Collectors’ Motorcycles at The International Classic MotorCycle Show, Stafford on Sunday April 26th.
Beyond the sheer quantity of the 385 lots sold, there were some significant prices achieved. Top price was fetched by a 1957 Gilera 500cc Four-Cylinder Racer Re-creation, possessing modern Manx Grand Prix history, at an impressive £76,300.
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The Cooper Collection of motorcycles mothballed for 30 years will be auctioned by Bonhams on June 20th at their new premises at Kidlington, near Oxford, in association with the world famous VMCC Banbury Run. The bikes range in estimates from £100 to £10,000 and will be sold without reserve.