CLAS­SICS AT THE PALACE

We en­joy a sneak peek at some of the ma­chin­ery to go un­der the ham­mer at the Bon­hams auc­tion at Alexan­dra Palace this Septem­ber

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Exclusive be­hind-thescenes nose at the high­lights of Bon­hams’ loom­ing Ally Pally sale

Bon­hams’ only mo­tor­cy­cle sale in Lon­don this year adds ex­tra lus­tre to an al­ready glit­ter­ing MCN Ally Pally Show and Su­per­sprint. A stun­ning, one-owner col­lec­tion to­talling around 74 bikes goes un­der the ham­mer on Sun­day Septem­ber 23.

Bon­hams’ Andy Bar­rett says: “This is a very spe­cial, well­cu­rated col­lec­tion,” he en­thuses. “There re­ally is some­thing for ev­ery­body, with a few lots be­ing of­fered with no re­serve and a broad spread of great clas­sic bikes. There’s some­thing for fans of Bri­tish, Ital­ian and Ja­panese clas­sic iron. And we’re de­lighted to be at Alexan­dra Palace – with all its his­tor­i­cal au­to­mo­tive con­nec­tions – for the sale.”

Ad­mis­sion to the auc­tion is by cat­a­logue (which ad­mits two peo­ple) cost­ing £20 and avail­able in ad­vance from bon­hams.com or on the day. View­ing is on Satur­day Septem­ber 22. Andy tells us there could be a few ex­tra lots added to the sale be­tween now and auc­tion time, so it’s worth check­ing Bon­hams’ web­site closer to the day. In the mean­time though, we’ve se­lected a few bikes that look like be­ing stars of the show.

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