'The Long, The Short and The Tall’ Motorcycles Up for Auction
Highlighting the event will be three two-wheel classic pieces, which are known among aficionados as The Long, The Short and The Tall.
The long, a 1937 Bohmerland 603cc Langtouren is a three seater machine with a lengthy, duplex-loop, tubular frame, and for the first time on a motorcycle – cast-alloy wheels. This legendary machine is estimated at £35,000-45,000.
The short, a c.1957 Moto Guzzi Hispania Motoleggera 65, the first two-strokes model in the Moto Guzzi range. This small, ultra-lightweight example is estimated at £1,200-1,400.
The tall, a c.1880 52-inch ordinary bicycle. Also known as a penny farthing, it has been restored and also features a 'Super Baby' lamp, cow bell and pan saddle with tan leather cover. This collection piece is estimated at £600-1,000.
“The collection is extremely broad (as well as long, short and tall!) with estimates ranging from £600 up to £150,000," Ben Walker, Head of the Motorcycles Department at Bonhams said in a release, "Our client has concentrated on many different time periods and genres of motorcycle and has managed to assemble a magnificent array of machines – it is certainly one of the very best collections to be offered on the open market in recent times.”
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