Tale of the Tape

Two Auctions, Many Sexy Two-Wheeled Things

In this corner, the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. In the other corner, the Bonhams Scottsdale Auction. Both involve incredibly rare things with wheels under them, and both are wide-open for bids right now.

But... let’s take a step back first.

Let’s not just jump right into the business of procuring Steve McQueen’s ’36 Indian Chief bike or Peter Fonda’s leather jacket.

Fine, let’s do. Tale-of-the-tape-style...

The Rundown
Vegas: Motorcycles. Over 750 of them. Which makes this the largest US motorcycle auction of all time. Is all.
Scottsdale: More than 80 vintage Ferraris, Porsches, Jaguars and other classic cars hailing from all over the globe.

The Standout Steeds
Vegas: A 1942 Zundapp military sidecar and that Indian Chief bike that McQueen used to fancy back in the day.
Scottsdale: A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione and the former prime minister of Northern Ireland’s ’55 Benz coupe. Yes, it’s got a plaid interior.

The Miscellany
Vegas: Peter Fonda’s leather jacket. A Girard-Perregaux watch. Other things that just make good sense to own.
Scottsdale: A “Master John, Good Day” hood ornament. Basically, he’s a rare little guy who used to live on the front of cars and tip his hat.

So you can stop looking for one of those now.

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