£1million motorcycle collection to be sold

Published: 07 April 2008

Bonhams has just announced that it is to sell the Professor Fritz Ehn Motorcycle Museum Collection with a collective value estimated at over £1m.

300 motorcycles are to be auctioned on June 30, 2008 at the RAF Museum in Hendon, with values ranging from £200 to £28,000.

Highlights include:

• 1953 AJS 7R, estimate £12,000-14,000
• 1927 Böhmerland Reisemodell, estimate £24,000-28,000
• 1927 BMW R47, estimate £18,000-22,000
• 1927 Harley Davidson 1200cc JD, estimate £12,000-15,000
• 1991 Honda RC30, estimate £10,000-14,000
• 1933 Jawa Rumpal, estimate £7,000-10,000
• 1904 Laurent et Klement V-Twin, estimate £20,000-25,000
• 1976 MV Agusta 750S America, estimate £18,000-22,000
• 1929 Neander 1,000cc P3, estimate £18,000-25,000
• 1982 Suzuki Katana Prototype, estimate £7,000-8,000
• 1953 Vincent Black Shadow Series C, estimate £22,000-28,000

The museum was founded in 1980, and was the first motorcycle museum of its kind in Austria, but Professor Ehn’s involvement in building other motorcycle and farm equipment collections has led him to sell this collection of motorcycles.

Head of Bonham Motorcycle Department Ben Walker said: ” We are honoured that Professor Ehn has asked Bonhams to sell his collection.

“The variety and types of machines are fantastic and will not disappoint enthusiasts and collectors – there is literally something for everyone.”