Bonhams says “both famous and obscure marques” from the interwar period are on the docket for the eighth annual Auction of Collectors’ Cars & Automobilia scheduled for October 7 at the Simeone Foundation Automobile Museum in Philadelphia.
Cars will be offered in conditions ranging from expertly restored to barn-found, the auction company added.
“Perhaps of most significance, in addition to the 1930 Bentley Speed Six announced recently, is a 1928 Lincoln Model L Sports Phaeton with coachwork by Locke that’s in incredible time-warp condition,” Bonhams said.
Also on the docket are a 1921 Sunbeam 24/60 tourer with Brewster coachwork, a 1923 ABF boat-tail roadster prototype, a 1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25 hp shooting brake, a 1922 Gwynne Eight that may be the last of its breed, a 1923 Paige Model 6-70 in barn-found condition, and another barn-find, a 1941 Packard Super 8 160 convertible sedan.
“These motorcars from the US and UK aren’t just fascinating,” Greg Porter, Bonhams motoring specialist, is quoted in the pre-auction news release, “but also very charismatic. They really do have a personality and character that can only be found in machines of this vintage.”
Also significant is the New York Auto Show 1921 Sunbeam 24/60 Tourer with coachwork by Brewster, a fascinating 1923 ABF Boat Tail Roadster Prototype from England, and a lovely 1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Shooting Brake.
Other notable interwar automobiles include an extremely rare 1923 Gwynne Eight – possibly the only one left in existence, an uncommon 1923 Paige Model 6-70 in barn-find condition, and a 1941 Packard Super 8 160 Convertible Sedan also in barn-find condition.
“These motorcars from the US and UK aren’t just fascinating,” said Greg Porter, Bonhams motoring apecialist, “but also very charismatic. They really do have a personality and character that can only be found in machines of this vintage.”