Original condition classic cars will auction at Bonhams

Bonhams has announced its return to the Simeon Automotive Museum in Philadelphia on October 7 for its Preserving the Automobile Auction, which showcases early classic cars in original condition.

1918 Locomobile Model 48
The shift to preservation over restoration is well on its way, according to Bonhams

This is the second such annual sale held by Bonhams, which is praised by the collecting community for its focus on cars with all their original components.

According to Bonhams, the appreciation and value of preservation over restoration is soaring on the current market, making "survivors" highly sought after. The auction house is accepting consignments to the sale until the end of August.

Early highlights originate from a private European museum, including a 1903 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout, a 1910 Sears Model P 4-Passenger Touring, and a 1934 Packard 1101 8 7-Passenger Touring, all of which are being offered without reserve.

The collection also includes cars from the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago and the Seal Cove Auto Museum in Maine.

Also starring will be automobilia, spares and accessories from the family collection of Alex Ulmann, founder of Sebring International Raceway.

Pictured above is the ex-General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing's 1918 Locomobile Model 48-2 Sportif Touring Car.

The sale follows the major auctions in Monterey, which saw a new world record for a Ferrari at auction and a new record for a production Blower Bentley.

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