It’s close to the ultimate barn find: an original and intact 1929 Harley Davidson 21ci “Peashooter” discovered in the bathroom of a West Australia gold mine. It will be one of the stars at Bonhams’ Motorcyle sale in Las Vegas on January 6, 2011, when it’s expected to sell for $125-$150,000. Update:
The Harley Davidson “Peashooter” realized $125,800, and a 1894/95 Hildebrand & Wolfmuller was the top seller at $161,000, above its $150,000 top estimate.
Another cycle of unusual interest at the auction is a 1894/95 Hildebrand & Wolfmuller. Among the rarest of vintage bikes, it was the first two-wheeler to enter production, and the first vehicle ever to have been called a motorcycle. The Hildebrand carries an estimate of $130-$150,000, and Bonhams calls the offering a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”
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