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Eight Motorcycle Collections to Auction Block

Friday, January 6, 2012
1965 Norton Manx Cafe Racer is part of the 80-bike collection Cary Stanley is selling at the Auctions America by RM.
1965 Norton This British-made 1965 Norton Manx café racer is part of the 80-bike collection Cary Stanley is selling with no minimum bid during the Jan. 12-14 Auction America by RM’s Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction.
The Tony Parella Collection, featuring 35 vintage Harley-Davidsons offered at no reserve, is one of the eight motorcycle collections consigned to Auctions America by RM’s Las Vegas Premier Motorcycle Auction Jan. 12-14, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
 
On the heels of its $3.95 million Lee Roy Hartung estate sale in November, Auctions America is fast becoming an auction house of choice for collections of private and estate vehicles – a status that attracts some of the best the hobby has to offer. In addition to select motorcycles from the recently announced Michael Jordan Motorsports and Criss Angel MINDFREAK collections, Texas-based collector Tony Parella is selling his entire 35-motorcycle collection. Parella’s offerings run the gamut from an unusual lightweight, two-stroke 1959 Harley-Davidson Hummer (est. $5,000 - $7,000) to a 1933 Harley VLD (est. $55,000 to $60,000) to an exacting replica of a 1905 Harley Single (est. $100,000 - $120,000). A 1948 Indian Chief and 2008 Buell round out the Parella collection. Each example is presented in excellent condition, with many having undergone professional restorations, creating a range of exclusive ownership opportunities for savvy enthusiasts.
 
California’s Cary Stanley started collecting two-wheelers at the age of 13 and later founded Diamond CS Motorcycles to facilitate his buying and selling of all brands. Carefully amassed over 54 years, Stanley is bringing 80 vintage motorcycles to the multi-day Las Vegas event to pare down his current inventory of 225 bikes. Notable entries from the Cary Stanley Collection include a 1970 BSA 750cc café racer (est. $18,000 - $20,000), a replica 1965 Norton Manx café racer (est. $17,500 - $19,500) and a 1958 Triumph Trophy 500 (est. $15,500 - $17,500). All bikes in the Stanley Collection will sell with no minimum reserve.
 
David Karas Consultants has 35 bikes of special interest – primarily British-made – headed to Vegas, including an expertly restored 1952 Velocette 350 (est. $14,000 - $16,000) and a 1938 Royal Enfield Model G (est. $7,500 - $10,500). The highlight of the collection is a 1938 Ariel Square Four G (est. $28,000 - $35,000) – a 1,000cc four-cylinder bike that could reach 150 miles per hour when new, making it a favorite of police departments.
 
In addition to these three collections, the Auctions America Las Vegas Premier Motorcycle Auction will offer select motorcycles from:

• The Art Littlejohn Collection – 32 lots carefully amassed since the 1960s, including a 1966 Triumph TT Special (est. $8,000 - $13,500)
• The Chris Dolan Collection – 21 lots meticulously collected over the past decade, including a rare 1918 Excelsior V-twin with sidecar (est. $65,000 - $75,000)
• The Christiansen Collection – eight lots collected over a 20-year period, including an expertly restored 1939 Nimbus (est. $8,500 - $10,000)

“Interest in vintage and collectible motorcycles is at an all-time high,” says Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America by RM. “The fact that so many collectors trust us to represent their bikes at our Las Vegas sale tells me that Auctions America’s motorcycle division head Glenn Bator, Wayne Pitt and our other specialists have built a strong reputation in the hobby. We look forward to welcoming enthusiasts to Vegas next week for what promises to be a great sale.”
 
The eight collections join more than 450 collectible motorcycles expected to cross the block at Auctions America’s debut Vegas sale Jan. 12-14. In addition to the auction, the multi-day event will include celebrity appearances and an exclusive seminar featuring motorcycle experts from across the country.
 
Full event details, a list of auction offerings and a digital brochure for the Las Vegas sale are available online at www.auctionsamerica.com or by calling toll free 877-906-2437 (or +1 260-927-9797 outside North America). 

• Auctions America by RM secures eight motorcycle collections for its Jan. 12-14 event in Las Vegas, Nevada
• Featured highlights include a single private collection from Texas offering 35 Harley-Davidsons at no reserve
• Private collection of 80 motorcycles from California, amassed over five decades and selling at no reserve is also part of the weekend sale.
• The collections are part of more than 450 classic two-wheelers expected to cross the block at the multi-day sale

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