Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Rakes In $1.8 Million

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

A collection of classic motorcycles including some owned by the Du Pont family was auctioned by Bonhams in Las Vegas, with sales reaching $1.8 million, nearly double the pre-auction estimates.

The auction included 50 motorcycles and 113 lots of spare parts from the Du Pont family including some from the personal collection of E. Paul du Pont, founder of Du Pont Motors and one-time president of Indian Motorcycles. The Du Pont collection accounted for $1 million. The auction also featured 70 other rare motorcycles.

The highest selling motorcycles were a pair of Vincents. Pictured below is a 1955 Vincent Black Prince with 13,000 miles on it that sold for $122,500. Pictured at the top is a 1953 Vincent Series C Black Shadow with 3,034 miles on the odometer owned by Lex du Pont, which also sold for $122,500.

Other highlights include an original condition 1906 Indian Camelback (pictured below) which sold for $72,540.
[Source: Bonhams]
Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

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