The King of Cool and Captain Slow Ride To Stafford Sale

1967 Honda CB450 'Black Bomber'Steve McQueen’s 1934 Indian 750cc Sport Scout will go under the hammer at Bonhams 18 October Stafford Sale, alongside four trusty Hondas belonging to motoring personality, James May.

The two-day Autumn Stafford Sale is set to showcase a diverse range of more than 230 collectors’ motorcycles, including that of the late, great, Steve McQueen.

The epitome of style, ruggedness and adventure, McQueen is a motoring icon. His exploits were just as explosive off screen as they were on, himself admitting: “I’m not sure whether I’m an actor who races or a racer who acts.”

Ex-Steve McQueen,1934 Indian 750cc Sport ScoutJames Stensel, Head of Collectors’ Motorcycles at Bonhams said: “McQueen’s cars and motorcycles were the envy of many a collector, yet Indian was believed to be his favoured marque, and the 1934 Indian 750cc Sport Scout – now offered at an estimate of £55,000-65,000 – was one of Indian’s most successful models of the 1930s. Few machines boast such impressive ownership history, I can think of few other machines I personally would wish to own more.”

James May, a regular figure at Bonhams Stafford auctions, will offer his personal 1967 Honda CB450 ‘Black Bomber’, estimate £4,800-5,600, a 1973 Honda XL70 Trail, estimate £2,000-2,500, a 1970 Honda PS50 Sports Moped, estimate £1,800-2,400, and a 1967 Honda P50 Moped, estimate £400-600.

Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale takes place 17-18 October at The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Staffordshire County Showground. The Lonati Collection will be sold on Saturday 17, commencing 15:00, and the Autumn Stafford Sale on Sunday 18 commencing 12:00 (midday).