The Bon­hams Au­tumn Stafford Sale, Satur­day and Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 17-18, Sandy­lands Cen­tre

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A consignment of 60 pre­dom­i­nantly Amer­i­can mo­tor­cy­cles will go un­der the ham­mer in a spe­cial event tak­ing place on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 17. Stored in an as­ton­ish­ing pri­vate mu­seum, the prized col­lec­tion cel­e­brates Amer­i­can mar­ques from across piv­otal points in mo­tor­cy­cle man­u­fac­tur­ing history. High­lights in­clude a 1910 Pierce 688cc four, and a 1930 In­dian 1265cc Model 402 four-cylin­der com­bi­na­tion. The ex­am­ples are ex­pected to fetch £60,000-£80,000 and £40,000£50,000 re­spec­tively.

Part of the main sale on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 18, sev­eral of the most de­sir­able Brough Su­pe­ri­ors ever pro­duced will go un­der the ham­mer – part of col­lec­tion from Aus­tralia. Star lots in­clude a dis­man­tled 1926 Brough Su­pe­rior 980cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sport (pic­tured) es­ti­mated at £120,000£160,000, and a 1936 Earls Court Mo­tor­cy­cle Show Brough Su­pe­rior 990cc SS100, ex­pected to fetch £210,000£240,000. At last year’s Au­tumn Stafford sale, one Se­bas­tian Vet­tel turned up to bid on a few lots. Another rac­ing great will be in­volved at Oc­to­ber’s event, but, un­for­tu­nately for his le­gion of fans, not quite the real thing! A life-size cut-out of Valentino Rossi, signed by the man him­self, will be auc­tioned to raise funds for char­ity.

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