Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Grand Palais Vintage Motorcycle Auction


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art, antiques, automobiles and yes classic motorcycles.

One of the most prestigious venues in Paris France, the Grand Palais on the Champs-Elysées, was the setting for Bonhams' first ever general sale of Collectors' Motorcycles on the European continent last weekend (Saturday Feb. 5).

The result achieved, in a packed saleroom, was fantastic, with the Motorcycle section realizing € 375,705 ($508,629 USD) with 78% sold by lot.

Top prices were paid for a vintage 1955 Vincent 998cc motorcycle, which sold for €55,200 (&74,729 USD); a 1936 Brough Superior 982cc SS80, €44,850 ($60,717 USD); and a 2005 Orange County Chopper, €33,500 (45,352 USD)... Read more


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