Something for everyone at Mecum’s Sin City sale
A quintet of one-owner collections form the backbone of Mecum’s summer sale in Las Vegas. As we went to press, a total of 265 lots had been confirmed for June 1-2, many with no reserve.
Most extensive of the offerings comes from race bike enthusiast Jim Lattin who, at 81 years old, is thinning out his collection, having given up riding on the road.
Surely one of the highlights of a hoard that spans an astonishing 12 decades is a stunning 1975 Ducati 750SS. Described as a genuine and original machine, Jim has owned the bike since 1998. Contrasting nicely with the ’70s Ducati is a 1914 Monarch twin racer Jim bought from long-time friend Bud Ekins in 1992 and restored in 1998.
British bikes feature strongly in the Best of Show Collection – another of the one-owner gatherings on offer. And it doesn’t get more hardcore British than the 1962 BSA DBD34 Gold Star. With its authenticity verified in writing by the Gold Star Owners’ Club and being offered in immaculate, restored condition – and with a new old-stock RRT2 closeratio gearbox found in New Jersey – the Goldie is a former Del Mar Concours class winner.
Jim Lattin’s 1975 Ducati 750SS, owned since 1998
1962 BSA Gold Star in immaculate condition