Bonhams ‘Preserving the Automobile’ Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, October 3, 2016
2016 marked Bonhams fifth year for its Preserving the Automobile auction at the Simeone Foundation Automobile Museum near Philadelphia airport.
This has never been a big auction, but it is always a good one, for at least two reasons:
• Bonhams always manages to find intriguing examples of original and older restored cars; and
• It’s always a pleasure to come to Philadelphia to visit Dr. Fred Simeone’s fabulous collection of race cars.
Either reason would be sufficient to leave a few days early for Hershey and spend a couple nights in Philadelphia.
While this was Bonhams lowest sale total (and smallest consignment) in the sale’s history it didn’t lack for good cars, it just lacked for good expensive cars. Read through the selection below; it’s almost certain that among them there’s a puppy that will beg to be adopted, nurtured and find a happy family.
And come to Philadelphia next year; Bonhams will have more.