Hagrid’s Sunbeam Motorcycle is Up for Auction on Bonhams

Robbie Coltrane Includes a Letter to New Owner

A view of the late Robbie Coltrane with his sunbeam S7 Deluxe, which is currently available on Bonhams auction for purchase
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What can you get for $13,000 USD that shares ties with the Harry Potter Franchise and was once owned by Robbie Coltrane, better known in the films as the half-giant Hagrid?

A beautiful Sunbeam S7 Deluxe from 1950, one of the last to be built in England – and the machine even comes with a letter from Coltrane himself. 

“Dear new owner, congratulations!,” reads Coltrane’s letter to the new owner of his Sunbeam in a report from Ruetir

“The old Sunbeam is one of the last motorcycles produced in England, and unfortunately a bad knee (the same one you start the bike with) forced me to sell it. I hope you will enjoy this old bike as much as I do.”

“Take care of my sunshine!”

A view of the late Robbie Coltrane with his sunbeam S7 Deluxe, which is currently available on Bonhams auction for purchase

This particular motorcycle was Coltrane’s pride and joy, though he relinquished ownership in 2003 (due to the aforementioned bad knee), and it is the current owner doing the selling. 

A view of the late Robbie Coltrane with his sunbeam S7 Deluxe, which is currently available on Bonhams auction for purchase

Expect to see this piece of pretty at Bonhams auction, with the bid set to be finalized on April 23rd. The owner is hoping the bike will go for something along the lines of $10,000-$13,000, with Coltrane’s letter apparently included in the sale, complete with his signature (confirmed by Bonhams). 

We took a peek for you, and the bike is currently live on Bonhams’ website, with the bike’s price sitting at £8,000 – £10,000 and the following in the description:  

“The Sunbeam comes with a signed photograph of Robbie as Hagrid, annotated ‘Please look after the Sunbeam!’ together with other paperwork relating to his period of ownership, including some colour photographs of him with ‘HUK 642’.”

A view of the late Robbie Coltrane with his sunbeam S7 Deluxe, which is currently available on Bonhams auction for purchase

“This paperwork also includes a detailed bill from marque specialists Stewart Engineering for extensive works undertaken in 1995.”

A view of the late Robbie Coltrane with his sunbeam S7 Deluxe, which is currently available on Bonhams auction for purchase

Happy bidding – let us know if you end up taking this gorgeous machine home!

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*Media sourced from Ruetir, Harry Potter Wiki, TMD, and Bonhams*