Bonhams offers veteran cars in London to Brighton Run sale
Veteran cars more than a century old will be the star attractions of the forthcoming Bonhams London to Brighton Run Sale.
The veteran automobiles will be offered in the annual auction, held in conjunction with the event which sees enthusiasts drive down to Brighton in vehicles over 100 years old.
Prior to the run 12 cars eligible for the event will cross the block, along with a selection of antique automobilia and accessories.
“We’ve got a wonderful selection of exciting veteran cars at this year’s auction, including two vehicles that are over 115-years old," said Tim Schofield, Bonhams UK Head of Motor Cars. "It’s an incredible and unusual sale, transporting visitors back to the golden age of motoring.”
Leading the line-up will be a 1903 Clement Model AC4R Rear Entrance Tonneau, formerly exhibited at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. As a veteran of the London to Brighton run itself, the car is regarded as one of the best active four cylinder vehicles in the hobby and comes with an estimate of $610,000-$760,000 (£400,000-£500,000).
The sale will feature two further cars with the potential to break the $500,000 mark: an 1899 Panhard-Levassor Type M2E 4hp Two-Seater valued at $460,000-$540,000 (£300,000-£350,000) and a 1904 Napier Model D45 12hp Four-cylinder, Five-seater, Double Chain Drive, Side-entrance Tourer estimated at $540,000-$610,000 (£350,000-£400,000).
Those looking for a late entry into the race will also be able to bid on a 1903 Stanley CX 6½hp Steam Runabout, a 1901 Albion 8hp A1 Dogcart and a 1904 Clément-Bayard 9/11hp AC2K Twin-Cylinder Rear-Entrance Tonneau amongst others.
The Bonhams London to Brighton Run sale takes place on October 30, with the run itself held on Sunday November 1.
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