Third Annual Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Results

| 1/16/2013 9:20:06 AM

Third Annual Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction the Most Successful to Date with More than $2.6 Million Sold
Spectacular crowds gathered at the new venue at Bally’s Hotel & Casino on The Strip

Las Vegas – This past Thursday (January 10), Bally’s Hotel & Casino on The Strip hosted a record Bonhams crowd in their Grand Ballroom with standing room only for the entire sale. 

The catalogue consisted of an incredible assortment of rare and important motorcycles from around the world, including several machines from prominent museums and private collections such the E. Paul du Pont family, the Springfield Museum, and prestigious private collections from Europe, Asia and America. 


The world-headlining 1939 BMW Rennsport 255 Kompressor sold to a private American collector within hours after the auction for $480,000.

Rennsport sidecar 

Continuing the trend from previous years of offering rare competition BMWs, this time a post-war machine, the 1954 BMW Rennsport 54 sidecar racing outfit, brought $167,800 after spirited international bidding, being acquired by a private American collector synonymous with the marque.