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Bonhams & Goodman Collectors Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Motor Boats, Number Plates and Automobilia Auction

Collectors and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to view an exciting array of vehicles at Bonhams & Goodman’s largest ever mixed vendor auction of Collectors’ Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Motor Boats, Number Plates and Automobilia.

Taking place in Sydney on Sunday 6 December, highlights of the auction will include some absolutely outstanding collectors’ vehicles including:

1925 Bugatti Brescia
1925 Bentley 3 litre, ‘Old Mother Gun’ 4 ½ litre re-creation
1934 Riley Imp with Australian GP heritage
1937 Bentley 4 ¼ litre sports tourer
1951 Jaguar XK120
1955 Jaguar D-Type ‘toolmaker’s copy’
1966 De Tomaso Vallelunga Competizione
1975 Lancia Stratos
1985 Porsche 930 SE ‘Flachbau’

The 1925 Bugatti Brescia is in wonderful condition and with its original Compton body is an exceptional example of the marque which will surely capture the imagination of many. Other pre-war cars of the highest caliber are three Bentleys, most notably the incredible newly finished 1925 3/ 4 ½ litre re-creation of the famous ‘Old Mother Gun’, and a superb 1934 Riley Imp with impeccable competition provenance at the first Australian GP to be held at Bathurst.

Important later vehicles include a remarkable Jaguar D-Type ‘toolmaker’s copy’ containing many original D-Type parts and considered by experts to be virtually indistinguishable from the original and perhaps the finest in the world, along with one of only three De Tomaso Vallelunga Competizione cars built by the Factory and the only one in right hand drive. Again, these cars all come with outstanding provenance as does the wonderful 1985 Porsche 930 SE ‘Flachbau’, the former property of an Australian GP winner.

Also included in the auction are a 1924 Indian Big Chief with Dusting sidecar; the famous Corish Vincent; an MV Agusta 750 GT; a very rare ‘60s Aermacchi Rickman Metisse; and a remarkable FN motorbike from 1910 owned by one family since new!

Sure to attract wide interest is the collection of The Right to Display Motor Vehicle Number Plates. Since 1983 it has been possible to buy and sell number plates on a ‘right to display’ basis, and these rare number plates have attracted ever increasing prices. Amongst the highly sought after early, low number registration plates are NSW 156, which is estimated to achieve $140,000 – 160,000, ACT 10, estimated at $100,000 – 120,000 and WA 7, estimated at $170,000 – 200,000, each presenting a superb investment opportunity.

Accompanying the strong selection of cars and number plates is a large collection of automobilia and other collectables. The collection of almost 100 lots includes enamel advertising signs, original etchings, prints and posters, much sought after books, mascots and rare time pieces.

The auction, to be held at Bonhams & Goodman, 224 Young Street, Waterloo. Sydney