Interwar cars highlight Bonhams sale at the Simeone

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1928 Lincoln Model L Sports Phaeton with coachwork by Locke is in 'incredible time-warp condition' | Bonhams photos

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.

1921 Sunbeam 24/60 tourer has Brewster coachwork

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.

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This 1922 Gwynn Eight may be the last of its kind in existence

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.”

1923 Paige Model 6-70 is being offered in barn-found condition
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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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