The Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia hosts Bonhams’ fifth annual Preserving the Automobile Auction on Monday with about 50 automobiles that represent a wide range of values and interests.
“Particularly noteworthy about this unique, forward-thinking sale is the depth and breadth of automobiles on offer,” Bonhams said in a news release. “Characterizing just about every era and interest of motoring, the careful selection of vehicles also presents nearly every condition and price point.”
Among the top-tier cars to be offered are two – a 1930 Lincoln Model L 7-passenger touring and a 1931 Lincoln Model K convertible – that come from the estate of Richard Hopeman, who Bonhams described as “not just an automobile enthusiast but also a true ‘restorationist’.” Both of these cars will be offered at no reserve.
Other pre-World War II classics include those from Fiat, Ford, McFarlan, Nash, Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Rolls-Royce, Stutz and Willys.
Among the early antiques are a 1901 Locomobile Style 5 Locosurrey, described as being in original unrestored condition after 80 years of single ownership, and a 1908 Galloway Dual Purpose Highwheeler Station Wagon, which Bonhams called one of the first pickups.
Mid-century sports and GT cars on the docket include four from Jaguar – two XK120s and two E-Types – as well as a first-year 1963 Volvo P1800 sports coupe and a 1967 Lotus Elan Series III coupe. More recent sports cars to cross the block are a 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 Targa, a 1979 Ferrari 308 GT4 and a 1987 Ferrari Testarossa.
For more information about Bonhams’ Philadelphia sale, visit the auction website.