Bonhams returns to the BMW Museum, Munich for one-marque sale in October 2011
With the experience learned in its all-Aston, dedicated Rolls-Royce and Bentley, and 100% sold, 2009 Willy Neutkens Collection of BMW Motorcycles sales, Bonhams is confident that its latest entry into one-marque auctions will be a successful one.
The sale of BMW cars, motorcycles and related automobilia will be held at the world-famous BMW Museum in Munich on the first weekend of October. It also includes ‘BMW-powered’ entries, and is being conducted with the full cooperation of not only the Museum, but also BMW Classic.
The sale will be titled ‘Power by BMW’.
The great German company’s name is synonymous with motor sport and an early confirmed entry is the 1976 Le Mans 24 Hours class-winning, 1976 Spa Francorchamps 24 Hours first overall, 1976 BMW 3.0 Litre CSL ‘Batmobile’. Estimated at 325,000 – 375,000 euros, the white and lime green car carries its original livery and would be a perfect entry to next year’s Le Mans Classic.
Commenting on the announcement, Philip Kantor, Head of Bonhams European Motoring Division, said: “The BMW brand encompasses all that one would want from one of the world’s top luxury motoring manufacturers – a long history of innovative and attractive design, motorsport success, and how can we ignore those great engines!
“Power by BMW will present the finest examples of BMW produced and powered machines in the surroundings of the BMW’s own museum in Munich.”
Robert Glover, Business Manager of Bonhams European Motoring Department, stated that the company was “extremely excited about this new venture and would like to extend our thanks to BMW Classic and the BMW Museum for their support thus far”.
For further information, visit www.bonhams.com/eur/carseurope.
Text: Steve Wakefield
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