Stunning summer sale

Bonhams’ August sale (what earlier this year we were calling ‘April Stafford’) is set to be immense… despite being a few months behind original schedule!

It will feature a vast array of machines, including the amazing Morbidelli Collection plus myriad other delights, including several Gold Stars and no less than three vintage cammy Ajays, as well as Vincents galore, ohc Velos and even a Matchless V-four.

In light of current guidelines and relaxing measures, Bonhams has announced viewing will be possible but strictly by appointment.


All the lots will be on display at Bicester Heritage in Bonhams’ traditional Hangar 113. Social distancing measures will be in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for those wishing to view motorcycle history files.

Viewing times will be Wednesday, August 12, 1pm to 5pm, Thursday and Friday, August 13-14, 9am to 5pm, then August 15, 9am to 5pm, for lots 501-704 only.

While public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors and without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines.

Just two of the stunning machines offered by Bonhams in August – ex-Manx GP AJS R7 on the left, Matchless V-twin right.

All bidding will be online, via phone and with absentee bids.

Sale times are Friday, August 14 spares and memorabilia (Lot 1-212) 10am; Saturday, August 15 motorcycles (Lot 301-462) 10am and August 16 Motorcycles (Morbidelli) (Lot 501-704) 10am.

Details at or +44 (0)208 963 2817.


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