Coys of Kensington celebrated its return to motorcycle auctions by breaking two world records Friday at Blenheim Palace in the United Kingdom, one for a brawny American classic and the other for a petite Italian road racer.
The 1931 Indian four-cylinder that served as the auction’s featured lot eclipsed previous records with a result of £90,000 ($154,000), which was well above the pre-auction estimate.
The other record-breaker was the sale of a 1953 Mondial 125 Monoabero, a lightweight 125cc single-cylinder competition bike in pristine condition, that reached £60,000 ($103,000), which also soared past the value estimate.
The Blenheim auction marked the return of Coys to motorcycle sales, with more than 90 sports and racing motorcycles including rare antiques and classic performance bikes, added to its annual collector-car sale, which happened Saturday.
“We are back in the international collector motorcycle market, setting two world records and selling motorcycles to all four corners of the world,” said Chris Routledge, managing partner at Coys.