You may already know about Monterey Car Week. It’s a week where the rich and famous meet to show off Concours level cars, run classics over at Laguna Seca and just generally celebrate all things historic and classic.
But did you know that motorcycles also make an appearance during the week? Well, they do and you have a chance to see a smattering of the finest classic motorcycles ever created. Even better, if you have a thick enough wallet, you have a chance to own one.
Bikes to be auctioned
Mecum Auctions plans to auction off about 100 motorcycles during the week. The actual auctions will take place from 15 – 17 August 2019. NBCSN will provide live and re-air coverage. If you are interested, check NBCSN for the channel in your area.
If you think that all the bikes to be auctioned are exotic, they are not. Some bikes are fairly run of the mill machines. Bikes like a 2012 BMW K1600GTL and a 2002 Kawasaki ZRX 1200 R are also on the block. But most are highly collectible and drool-worthy bikes. Mecum thinks many machines will likely fetch over $100,000. Some will also the block with no reserve.
As for some of the featured bikes, well…oh my.
How about a 1936 Crocker Small Tank? Mecum has two of them and thinks one machine will go for between $700,000 to $800,000. The other restored machine has an estimate of $600,000 to 700,000.
A 1938 Brough SS 80 will also hit the block. Its estimated sales price is between $150,000 and $250,000.
More than just classic bikes
If you dig a bit of the unusual, a 2014 Lotus C-01 with an estimated range of $125,000 to $150,000.
Are you into the racing scene? Then check out this unrestored 1918 Indian Board Track Racer. It could be yours for an estimated $170,00 to $190,000.
Looking for something more modern? Check out this 1978 Ducati NCR Race Replica machine. It boasts an estimated price of between $90,000 to $120,000.
Have you read about BMW’s new R18 concept bike? Well then, this 1927 BMW R42 may have been part of its inspiration. Mecum says that if you’ve got $50,000 to $65,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you could own this one.
It’s clear that there are some supremely tasty motorcycles going up on the block. If you like the vintage/classic/racing scenes, check out the auction on Mecum’s website.