Article By Ministry of Bikes
Posted on 23 Jan 2017
Bonham’s Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction
Other than Steve McQueen’s vintage Harley-Davidson that we recently told you about, there are many other exciting bikes up for auction at Bonham’s in Las Vegas at the end of the month. Now, there are far too many to tell you about them all, so we’ve chosen the top 5 to give you some more details on.
1973 Ducati 750cc Works Endurance Racing Motorcycle
The Ducati Corse factory race department-built, spare bike for the factory race team at the 1973 Bol D’Or 24-hours. This is an extremely rare Ducati racer, as only six were produced back in 1973. In addition, this was one of the last Ducati factory racers to be fitted with a special competition frame, until only recently when Ducati began competing in MotoGP.
For more information check out: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23804/lot/240/
1912 Flying Merkel Twin Belt Drive
The 1912 flying merkel was once owned by John Viljoen, who was the flying merkel restoration expert. The bike is known as ‘a perfect jewel in the antique motorcycle world’ due to its flawless restoration and is one which is wanted by many.
Check out some more exciting details here: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23804/lot/200/
1914 Feilbach 10HP limited
The 1914 Feilbach 10HP Limited was produced by Arthur Otto Feilbach for his own personal use, after realising his company, Feilbach Motor Company Limited did not have the funds to produce enough to be sold. This is a unique, original survivor from 1914 from a company which never made it to 1915. A stunning vintage bike.
For more information visit: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23804/lot/250/
1936 Crocker Hemi Head
The 1936 Crocker Hemi Head is one of only seven known survivors from Crocker Motorcycles which utilises a J.A.P V-twin engine with a stunning sleek black design. The bike has the ability to produce 60 hp and can reach 110 mph. These bikes were originally built to customer order, ensuring bikes fit individual needs. The Crocker collection company was shut down during World War II and was never reopened again.
Find out more: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23804/lot/223/
1949 Indian-VincentFactory Prototype
The 1949 Indian-Vincent Factory Prototype is a one of a kind, ultra-rare motorcycle from the Indian Motorcycle Company. The bike has been authenticated by the Vincent Owners Club and the electronics have been updated to 12 volts for riding today. There really only is one chance to own this bike and because it carries a great history, it definitely is one not to be missed.
Find out more information here: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23804/lot/187/