Call For Consignments For Petersen Museum Auction

Each November the 216-year old international auction house Bonhams hosts its famous auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles – a veritable temple for all automotive enthusiasts – and the call for consignments is now being announced for this year’s sale.

DucatiPast Bonhams sales at the Petersen Museum have included collections from such legendary figures as Steve McQueen, Von Dutch and Bruce Willis, and have achieved numerous world record prices.

Consignments for this year’s auction already include the following, to name just a few:
The 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz formerly owned by Frank Sinatra
A 1956 Maserati T160 single motorcycle
Heuer mounted stopwatch set, used in the film Le Mans, starring Steve McQueen
From the zenith of American boardtrack racing, a 1914 Indian single racer
The original English-assembled 1898 MMC Werner – quite possibly the earliest production motorbike in Britain
1919 Indian Daytona twin with FLXI sidecar, formerly the property of Steve McQueen
A sublime 1960 BMW 60/2 motorcycle with Steib sidecar with every conceivable option
Bonhams’ auction at L.A.’s Petersen Auto Museum on Wilshire Boulevard will take place on November 14th. Owners interested in consigning motorcycles or cars to this world-renowned auction should contact Bonhams’ North American Motoring Department. E-mails can be sent to [email protected] Calls can be made to:

Mark Osborne, VP & Head of Department, San Francisco: 415-391-4000
Rupert Banner, VP Business Development, New York: 212-461-6515
Nick Smith, Motoring Department Specialist, Los Angeles: 323-436-5470

Additional sale information and illustrated catalogs will be available through Bonhams or online at