The following is an industry press release ...
Bonhams is delighted to announce the sale of the Sant Hilari Collection, to be offered on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the two-day Spring Stafford Sale (April 27-28, 2019), The International Classic MotorCycle Show. The entire collection will be offered without reserve.
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The collection comprises more than 100 important competition machines covering marques such as: Gilera, Moto Guzzi, Kramer, Husqvarna, Maico, CZ, Jawa, Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, KTM, Bultaco, Motobi, Ossa, MAV, SWM, Moto Villa, Beta, Anvian, DKW, Cagiva, Greeves, Tri-BSA, Sachs, Fantic, Cannondale, VOR, Aprilia, Husaberg, Kawasaki, Montesa, Macal, Ducson and Ducati.
The vendor amassed this incredible collection of machines over a lifetime spent as both a competitive rider and a works mechanic for several top-flight teams. The collection charts the development of many manufacturers including several prototype examples. Highlights of the collection include:
- 1976 Husqvarna 250 CR GP (£2,500-3,500)
c.1983 Maico 250 Motocross (£2,800 – 3,500)
c.1980 Barigo Yamaha TT500G Motocross (£3,000-4,000)
c.1979 Bultaco 370 Frontera Mk II Enduro (£2,000-3,000)
c.2004 Yamaha WR450F 2-TRAC Enduro (£4,000-6,000)
1954/1957 Tri-BSA 498cc Motocross (£6,000-9,000)
James Stensel, Head of Bonhams Motorcycle Department, commented: "We at Bonhams pride ourselves on catering to every aspect of the motorcycling world, and competition machines play an integral role within it. So many of today’s best riders cut their teeth on competition motorcycles, and it is a corner of the market that is sadly often overlooked despite its passionate international fan base. We look forward to welcoming like-minded enthusiasts and collectors to our Spring Stafford Sale for another two-day motorcycle bonanza."
In addition to the Sant Hilari Collection, the sale includes an impressive range of Veteran, Vintage, and Classic machines such as the:
Ex-Tom Arter Snr, Brands Hatch Grass Track lap record holder, c.1938 AJS 500cc Model 38-7 Grass Track Racing Special (£16,000 - 18,000)
Ex-George and Mildred, Dads Army, 1933 Brough Superior 1,096cc 11-50hp and Cruiser Sidecar (£60,000 - 80,000)
1925 Coventry Eagle 980cc Flying-8 OHV (£100,000 - 120,000)
1924 Brough Superior 980cc SS80, (£90,000 - 130,000)
1952 Vincent 998cc Rapide Series-C (£28,000 - 32,000)
Visit www.bonhams.com/springstafford for more information and click here to watch a video from our bumper Autumn Stafford Sale in 2018.
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.