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KING OF COOL AND CAPTAIN SLOW are auction stars

Steve McQueen’s 1934 Indian 750cc Sport Scout will go under the hammer at Bonhams 18 October Stafford Sale, alongside four trusty Hondas belonging to motoring personality James May.
 
The two-day Autumn Stafford Sale is set to showcase a diverse range of more than 230 collectors’ motorcycles.
 
The epitome of style, ruggedness and adventure, McQueen admitted: “I’m not sure whether I’m an actor who races or a racer who acts.”
 
James Stensel, Head of Collectors’ Motorcycles at Bonhams said: “McQueen’s cars and motorcycles were the envy of many a collector, yet Indian was believed to be his favoured marque, and the 1934 Indian 750cc Sport Scout – now offered at an estimate of £55,000-65,000 – was one of Indian’s most successful models of the 1930s. Few machines boast such impressive ownership history, I can think of few other machines I personally would wish to own more.”
 
James May, a regular figure at Bonhams Stafford auctions, will offer his personal 1967 Honda CB450 Black Bomber, estimate £4800-5600, a 1973 Honda XL70 Trail, estimate £2000-2500, a 1970 Honda PS50 Sports Moped, estimate £1800-2400, and a 1967 Honda P50 Moped, estimate £400-600.
 
Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale takes place at The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Staffordshire County Showground.

Pictured are the ex-Steve McQueen,1934 Indian 750cc Sport Scout and James May’s 1967 Honda CB450 Black Bomber.
 
www.bonhams.com/motorcycles
 

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