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Massive MV Agusta collection goes to auction
JUST Bikes 17/06/2012
Following on from the recent auction of the Saltarelli Ducati collection in Monaco, a similarly mammoth one-make collection is set to be auctioned at Monterey, California this coming August.
The Gary Kohs collection comprises 71 MV Agustas of all ages and stages, but the twist is the collection, which is being offered through Mecum Auctions, is to be sold as one consignment, and one consignment only, at the vendor’s request.
The oldest MV in the consignment is a 1946 MV 98 “3 Velocita” race model, with the newest being a 2007 MV F4 1000/312 Bonneville. Between the two bookends are rarities and exotics like a 1951 125 Turismo ‘C’, 125 Bialbero TT winner, a number of MV scooters, Ape-style 3-wheel utilities, 125 Regolarita racer, bizarre 600 Roadster Four, 750 Sport 4C75, super-rare 750 GT, 750 S America, limited edition F4 100 Tamburini, and Moto Morini-powered MV team pitbike.
“A collection of this scale, depth, and quality is a rare accomplishment worthy of international celebration,” said Gavin Trippe, motorcycle division manager at Mecum Auctions. “It is essentially a complete museum exhibit poised for showcasing MV Agusta’s mark of excellence that can be displayed in less than 5,000 square feet of space.
“We are pleased that Mr. Kohs has entrusted Mecum to offer his world-class collection at our auction in Monterey. Headlined by the Isle of Man TT-winning 1953/54 ex-works 125 GP Racer, virtually every model of motorcycle, race bike, scooter, and agricultural tricycle from the MV factory is represented. This could easily be considered the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Collector and enthusiast Gary Kohs comments, “This is not just a collection of motorcycles, this is a collection of art, and I’m thrilled that Dana Mecum and his staff agree that keeping it together as one is so important. MV Agusta is the only marque that can truly represent the post-war history of the motorcycle, and I look forward to sharing it all with the international motorcycle community.”
The MV Agusta Collection will go auction at the Hyatt regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California, USA on August 16-18. Ahead of the auction, the collection will be on display in Monterey, Calif. in July (during the Laguna Seca MotoGP round), and will remain on display in Monterey until the auction Aug. 16-18.
For up to date information ahead of this auction, visit www.mecum.com/mvagusta