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RECORD-BREAKING AUCTIONS SEE £3.6M OF BIKES SOLD

Two sales held at the Stafford show grossed more than £3.6 million, the highest figure ever achieved for a European and UK motorcycle auction.
 
The hotly-anticipated single-owner Lonati Collection achieved excellent figures on day one of the sale, with 91% sold, and a new world record set for an Indian Four, as the 1930 Indian Model 402 Four Motorcycle Combination smashed its pre-sale estimate, soaring to £97,700.
 
Great British marque Brough Superior led day two of Stafford, with a duo of Brough Superior 981cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sport projects selling well, with the 1926 model sold for £236,700, and the 1927 model sold for £259,100. The 1937 Brough Superior 990cc SS100 also sold well, achieving £208,700, and the 1934 Brough Superior 1,096cc 11-50hp project sold for £93,340.
 
“It’s been an excellent weekend at Stafford, with a two-day sale that has grossed an incredible £3.6 million, a new record for the sale,” said Ben Walker, international director for Bonhams Collectors’ Motorcycles.

Adding some celebrity sparkle to the event, former Top Gear presenter James May offered several motorcycles in the sale, lead by his 1967 Honda CB450 ‘Black Bomber’, which sold for £5,980. From captain slow to the king of cool, the ex-Steve McQueen 1934 Indian 750cc Sport Scout sold for £59,740.

More in the next issue of BDN.
 

 

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