Category: Bonhams

Lincoln limousines among Kennedy items in Bonhams presidential auction – Bob Golfen @ClassicCars.com

Lincoln limousines among Kennedy items in Bonhams presidential auction – Bob Golfen @ClassicCars.com

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Two historically important Lincoln limousines that carried President John F. Kennedy – one of which he rode in on day that he was assassinated – will be offered during Bonhams’ live/online American Presidential Experience Auction in New York on October 14, just three weeks ahead of the presidential election.

Auction also includes a display replica of the first Air Force One jet and a full-scale mockup of the White House Oval Office

The white 1963 Lincoln Continental convertible that was designated “Limo One,” and which carried the President and first lady on the morning of November 22, 1963, in Fort Worth with Texas Governor John Connally, has a pre-auction estimated value of $300,000 to $500,000.

The other Lincoln is a 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Executive Limousine used by President Kennedy for personal trips in Washington, DC. The Mark V was specially outfitted by Hess and Eisenhardt for presidential use with bulletproof doors, divider window, passenger air controls and a two-way telephone in the back seat, which was an uncommon luxury for the period.

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1948 TUCKER 48 – Bonhams The Tupelo Automobile Museum Auction 27 Apr 2019

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1948 Tucker 48
Design by Alex S. Tremulis

Chassis no. 1028
Engine no. 335-35
335ci SOHC 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Stromberg Downdraft Carburetor
166bhp at 3,200 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transmission with Bendix Vacuum-Electric Preselector
Front and Rear Independent Torsilastic Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*One of the seven Tuckers to undergo endurance testing at the Indianapolis *Motor Speedway
*Mechanically prepared by Tucker expert Richard E. Jones
*Carefully maintained since complete restoration in the 1980s
*Featured in the company’s film Tucker the Man and the Car

What was the world’s largest private Ford museum heads to auction – Daniel Strohl at Hemmings

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Sad to see that the Ford collection of  Piet den Hartogh in Holland is going to be broken up. The collection which was at one time the largest private Ford museum in the world has been closed for a year and a half. Mr den Hartogh died in 2011 and his family has decided to sell the collection.

Read Daniel Strohl’s article at Hemmings

The auction will take place in June, more details here at Bonham