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Rare BMWs Hit Auction Block

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A collection of more than 20 classic BMW motorcycles, representing eight decades of the Bavarian machines, will hit the auction block this weekend in Switzerland.

The Bonhams auction returns to Bonmont Golf and Country Club in Cheserex, Switzerland on Sunday 20 September 2020.

It will be followed on 10 October 2020 by another Bonhams auction at Barber Motorsports Museum, in Alabama, featuring several rare BMWs including a 1928 BMW R57.

The Bonmont auction features classic and modern vehicles, but the highlights will be two exceptionally rare and sought after 1920s BMWs.

A 1927 BMW R42 is estimated to fetch up to $US53,000 while a 1928 R57, one of only 1006 produced, is estimated to reach as much as $US85,000.

Post-war motorcycles offered include a 1976 BMW R90S (up to $20,000) and a 1982 example of the BMW R80G/S (up to $US15,500), the ‘gentleman’s green laner’ model which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Also featured in The Bonmont Sale is a 1977 Honda CB500 Swiss police motorcycle (up to $US16,500) which served in the cantons of Frebourg and then Solthurn, estimate.

You can view the online catalogue here:

The Bonhams Bonmont Sale will be held on Sunday 20 September starting at 2pm (CEST).

It will be a traditional live auction, with an auctioneer at the rostrum and bids will be accepted from clients in the room (respecting social distancing and all local COVID guidelines), with limited public admission by prior appointment.

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