White collection makes £3 million

The Robert White Collection auction, held at Bonhams’ HQ in New Bond Street, London on Monday, September 19, hammered at £3 million, with 99% sold.

This supremely original 1951 Black Shadow only had four owners from new.
This supremely original 1951 Black Shadow only had four owners from new.

The late Robert White bequeathed the collection’s proceeds to fund advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment in his home county of Dorset.

Motorcycle highlights included a lovely, unrestored, fully documented 1951 Vincent 998cc Series C Black Shadow sold for £82,140, and a 1921 Megola (built from a genuine engine in replica cycle parts), sold for exactly the same amount.

Read more in November’s edition of TCM

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