A complete 1894/95 Hildebrand Wolfmüller will highlight Bonhams first Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction at The Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino hosted by the Auto Collection on 6th January 2011 – so you’ve got a couple of months to look down the back of the sofa for some spare change.
Coming from a private American collection where it has resided for approximately half a century, this 115-year old motorbike has been lightly and sympathetically restored some decades ago and is wonderfully patinated. In addition to its excellent condition, this pioneering vehicle is of the utmost historical significance – it was the first powered two-wheeler to enter series production and is the first vehicle to which the name ‘motorcycle’ (motorrad in German) was ever applied. It carries a conservative estimate of $130,000-$150,000.
For information about the sale, visit the Bonhams website.