Bonhams will host the auction of the collection of Den Hartogh Museum at The Netherlands, on June 23, 2018. An exclusive press preview day will take place on June 14.
“In addition to the 49 motorcycles that are to be offered entirely without reserve, it is believed to be the largest collection of Fords in the world and demonstrates the true breadth and variety of the American marque. Examples range from Ford Models A, B and C to ice cream vans, ambulances and fire engines. The all-day sale will take place at the Den Hartogh museum in Hillegom, just outside Amsterdam,” says the auction house.
The auction house further said that the highlights of the motorcycle sale include a brace of military machines - c.1943 Harley-Davidson 750cc WLA and c.1947 Moto Guzzi 498cc Superalce Military; an array of BMW's including a Vintage 1928 BMW 482cc R52 and a 1958 BMW 490cc R50/Steib Combination together with a flurry of important British machines including the 1936 Ariel 600CC Square Four 4F/6 and 1931 Ariel 557CC SB31 Sloper.
James Stensel, Head of Bonhams Motorcycle Department UK, commented: "The Den Hartogh Museum Collection is known the world over, and much like the extensive collection of motor cars and commercial vehicles, the motorcycles have been carefully curated to include many interesting marques and models. Offered entirely without reserve, this is a great opportunity for enthusiasts and collectors to bid."
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