Vintage Cars and Motorcycles to be Auctioned by Bonhams
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Both brothers, Toby and Daniel Ward, have a motoring heritage, as well as an unique collection of early vehicles.
The highlights of the sale include a 1901 Panhard-Levassor 2.4-liter Forward Control Cab Phaeton, the only one of its kind still in existence. The vehicle is still in a remarkable condition and proved to have good power eight years ago, when it finished second in the annual London-Brighton Veteran Car Run. The lot is estimated between £200,000-250,000.
Another oldie-but-goldie of this auction is the 1896 Benz 5hp Victoria, estimated at £140,000-180,000. As for the vintage two-wheelers, we already told you about the ex-Alf Briggs and Eric Houseley 1928 McEvoy-JAP motorcycle with a 980cc vee-twin engine, with a £120,000-150,000 guide price. And should we not forget to mention the colourful 1899 Panhard-Levassor Wagonette, with a price set between £120,000-150,000.
A rare 1899 Phebus Forecar is also part of the sale, which is believed to be the only remaining vehicle of its kind, and as such is expected to achieve between £30,000-35,000. An 1898 De Dion Bouton 1 ¾ hp Tricycle is quite unusual as well, estimated between £30,000-40,000. Moreover, buyers with a passion for planes will be fascinated by the 1935 Scott Flying Flea Light Aircraft, expected to achieve £4,000-6,000 in the sale.
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