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From The Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles

1954 Ariel Square Four Mk II

Offered Without Reserve
  • First year for Ariel’s legendary 995 cc ‘Four Pipe’ Mk II engine
  • One of Britain’s finest postwar motorcycle designs
  • Muscular presence and advanced engineering
  • Restored by noted marque expert, Chuck Walton
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1912 Benz 8/20 HP Tourer

  • Exceptionally rare and engaging pre-WW I Benz
  • Wonderful color combination, brightwork, and accessories
  • Uncommonly sporting and sophisticated open coachwork
  • One of the most significant Brass Era cars from Benz
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From The Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles

1939 Brough Superior SS80

Offered Without Reserve
  • Ultimate specification of renowned prewar British V-Twin
  • History documented by marque expert Mike Leatherdale
  • Ex-Steve Klein; striking and authentic unrestored example
  • Accompanied by copies of original factory production records
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From The Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles

1919 Cleveland Single

Offered Without Reserve
  • Highly engaging “Strap Tank” configuration and livery
  • Quality restoration and highly collectible
  • Renowned mechanical engineering features
  • Formerly owned by renowned collector, Bill Melvin
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From The Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles

1921 Cleveland Single

Offered Without Reserve
  • Handsome restored example of the “King of the Lightweights”
  • Striking livery and fascinating design with two-stroke engine
  • File includes reproduced factory booklets and articles
  • Invited to 2008 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance
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1956 Dual Ghia Convertible Serial #101

  • Car Number 101 - historic as the first production Dual Ghia
  • Unbroken provenance including two long-term owners in Monterey
  • Displayed twice at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®
  • Restored to factory specifications and original colors
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From The Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles

1916 Excelsior Auto-Cycle

Offered Without Reserve
  • Renowned early American V-Twin design, built in Chicago
  • Striking early example of streamlined motorcycle design
  • Outstanding restoration with captivating colors and presentation
  • Signature product of the constant challenger to Indian and H-D
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1979 Ferrari 308 GTS

  • Thrilling 1,600-mile example of Ferrari’s Pininfarina-designed V-8 legend
  • Iconic Rosso over Nero color combination; offered in exceptional condition
  • Fascinating history from new; the root of Ferrari’s mid-engine V-8 supercars
  • Original U.S. delivery example complete with tools, jack, Targa-top pouch
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From The Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles

1913 Flying Merkel

Offered Without Reserve
  • Expertly restored by vintage motorcycle authority Bradford Wilmarth
  • Formerly on long-term display at Australia’s National Motor Museum
  • History documented with extensive correspondence on file
  • Engineering masterpiece including self-starter and rear monoshock
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From The Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles

1914 Henderson Model C Four

Offered Without Reserve
  • Outstanding Bradford Wilmarth restoration
  • One of the era’s fastest motorcycles with inline ‘four’ power
  • Example of the first Henderson model with transmission
  • Marvelous presentation, presence, and detailing
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Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring

1955 Hudson Italia Coupe

  • Just three owners from new and one of only 26 examples produced
  • Freshly completed, concours-level restoration; retains original engine
  • Outstanding and unbroken provenance including original sales invoice
  • Formerly owned by noted Detroit-area Hudson collector, Charles Regnerus
  • Advanced styling, Coachwork by Touring, and Hudson mechanicals
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From The Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles

1903 Indian Camelback

Offered Without Reserve
  • Stunning restoration by vintage motorcycle expert Bradford Wilmarth
  • Scored 99.75 points at Antique Motorcycle Club of America Nationals
  • Historic as the first Indian chain-drive production model
  • Museum-worthy example of the world’s fastest motorcycle for 1903
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1963 Jaguar XKE 'Series I' OTS

Offered Without Reserve
  • Outstanding concours-quality 'Series I' XKE
  • Exceptional restoration in factory livery
  • Original data documented by JDHT Certificate
  • Beautifully presented and well-documented with low miles
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1937 Lagonda LG45 Drophead Coupe

  • Formerly owned by, and restored for, Lagonda Club officer Rudy Wood-Muller
  • Older, very well-detailed and maintained professional restoration
  • Engineering led by W.O. Bentley; one of the finest sporting cars of the prewar era
  • Accompanied by copies of the original factory production records
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2013 Lamborghini 570-4 Super Trofeo Racer

  • Gallardo-based racing supercar for one-make series
  • The first example to ever to be made available at auction
  • Campaigned in 2014 U.S. Super Trofeo series by Rick Ware Racing
  • Easily one the hardest supercars to acquire today
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 5.0

Offered Without Reserve
  • Stunning presentation of a true Mercedes-Benz design triumph
  • Rare fixed hardtop coupe variant of a European icon
  • Excellent preservation and color combination
  • Desirable ‘Euro spec’ model with 5.0-litre, all-alloy V-8 engine
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From The Allen Smith Collection

1963 Morgan Plus Four Plus

Offered Without Reserve
  • The 1963 Earls Court Motor Show display vehicle
  • The second of just 26 examples originally produced 1963-1967
  • Recent and painstaking concours-quality professional restoration
  • Concours award wins at Amelia Island and Ault Park during 2015
  • Documented in “The Rare Ones: Peter Morgan and the Plus Four Plus”
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From The Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles

1910 Pierce Four

Offered Without Reserve
  • Early example of America’s first four-cylinder motorcycle
  • Highly advanced engineering and styling – regardless of era
  • Essential component of the greatest vintage motorcycle collections
  • One of fewer than 500 produced in all
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1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

  • Outstanding example of one of the most celebrated classic Rolls-Royce models
  • Striking two-tone exterior finish and impeccable, beautifully trimmed interior
  • Exceptional bodylines, interior leather and woodwork, and rear tray tables
  • Sophisticated design landmark with V-8, automatic transmission, A/C, and more
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1937 SS Jaguar 2 1/2-Litre Open Tourer

  • The foundation of Jaguar's sporting dynasty
  • Pure, extremely rare matching numbers example
  • Documented original data; 30 years of sole prior ownership
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From The Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles

1906 Thor Single Board Track Racer

Offered Without Reserve
  • Beautifully restored and presented early American board-track racer
  • Fascinating piece of early American motorsports history
  • Formerly owned by noted motorcycle collector, Bill Melvin
  • Includes custom display stand incorporating Thor company logo
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