BONHAMS ANNOUNCE RARE MILLION POUND SINGLE OWNER MOTORCYCLE COLLECTION
A MERE 60 INTERESTING MOTORCYCLES
An single-owner collection of 60 rare motorcycles will be offered at Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale on a newly added sales day, October 17th.
The Lonati Collection consists of mostly American machines, including examples from motorcycle greats Harley-Davidson, Indian, Pierce and Excelsior.
The collection is offered from the family of the late Tiberio Lonati, Italy based CEO of the Santoni Group.
Ben Walker, international director for Bonhams collectors motorcycles said:
“This is an incredibly rare find; 60 fantastic collectors’ motorcycles, all carefully stored in the Brescia based private museum of entrepreneur and CEO of the Santoni Group, Tiberio Lonati. Mr. Lonati loved what motorcycles represent, ‘complete freedom’, the open road, something highly synonymous with US motorcycle marque, Harley-Davidson – which is perhaps why he had so many.”
Stored in an astonishing private museum of motorcycles, the prized collection celebrates American marques from across pivotal points in motorcycle manufacture. Highlights include a 1910 Pierce 688cc Four, estimate £60,000-80,000, and a 1930 Indian 1,265cc Model 402 Four-cylinder Combination, estimate £40,000-50,000.
The collection includes a variety of marques and models, including a 1916 Henderson 1,000cc Model F, estimate £30,000-40,000, pre-war great the 1911 Flying Merkel 500cc ‘Racer’, estimate £16,000-20,000, a 1920 Harley-Davidson Model J, estimate £18,000-24,000, and at one-hundred years old, the 1915 Thor 1,000cc Model U, estimate £28,000-25,000.
Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale takes place 17-18 October at The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Staffordshire County Showground. The Lonati Collection will be sold on Saturday 17.
For further information on Bonhams motorcycle department visit: www.bonhams.com/motorcycles -
information from a Bonhams press release
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