Bonhams offers 74 motorcycles from single collector at British auction

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1973 MV Agusta 500/3 carried Giacomo Agostini to the world championship | Bonhams photos

In conjunction with the Devitt MCN Ally Pally show and supersprint in England’s Alexandra Palace, Bonhams will stage a single-consignor auction featuring 74 motorcycles. 

The bikes come from the Roberto Anelli Collection and include the 1973 MV Agusta 500/3 Grand Prix racer ridden by Giacomo Agostini, who won seven consecutive world championships from 1966-1972. Agostini retired with 122 Grand Prix victories and 15 world championships.

Bonhams expects the motorcycle to sell for £250,000 to £350,000 ($320,000 to $450,000).

1977 MV Agusta 750S America

The auction docket includes eight MV Agusta bikes, including a 1971 750S and a 1977 750S America, the later having been ridden only 42 miles since new. Both bikes are expected to sell for six-figure amounts.

Also on the docket is a 2000 MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro with an engine based on the design of Ferrari’s Formula 1 engine.

1971 MV Agusta 750S
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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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