Theodore Bruce Auctions, Australia’s oldest auction house, will be auctioning off a trio of Rolls-Royces as part of its March 27, 2016, sale in Sydney. The most significant of these is the 1936 Rolls-Royce 25-30 HP, chassis number GGM10, engine number A25D. Arguably one of the most elegant Rolls-Royce motor cars in Australia, GGM10 is fitted with an aluminum Sportsman’s Saloon body (number 4339) by H.J. Mulliner, off test in October 1936. A multi-award winning concours car, the first owner of GGM10 was the celebrated portrait and historical painter F.O. (Frank) Salisbury, dubbed a “Neo-Pre-Raphaelite” and “Britain’s Painter Laureate,” who made a fortune on both sides of the Atlantic. His outstanding Rolls-Royce is finished in Royal Blue with grey leather interior and its fitted tool compartment housed in the boot contains a complete set of the optional touring tools. The car, which came to Australia in 1962 comes with its original driver’s owners manual. Completing the sale will be a collection of rare and interesting motoring memorabilia, much pertaining to Bentley and Rolls-Royce, items from the late “Jumbo” Goddard former owner of Le Mans winning Jaguar D-Type OKV1, and a bonnet from a Mercedes racing car reputedly driven by the German ace Rudolf Caracciola. For further information visit www.theodorebruce.com.au.
Celebrating its quarter-century anniversary, the annual Mecum MidAmerica Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction achieved an astounding $9,054,965 in total sales and an 80-percent sell-through rate. In all, 516 motorcycles hammered sold of the 646 offered Jan. 7-9. The auction’s overall total increased more than $1.5 million above 2015 with this year’s average motorcycle sale reaching more than $17,000, a near-$5,000 increase over last year’s average. Top lot of the sale was a 1912 Henderson Four hammering for $165,000.
A historically significant 1948 Tucker 48 will be amongst a tremendous assortment of quality collectors cars when Auctions America presents its 14th annual Fort Lauderdale sale on April 1-3. For more information visit www.auctionsamerica.com