Cars in barn-found condition are included on the auction docket
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.”