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Las Vegas Premier Motorcycle Auction
Auctions America by RM enjoyed a successful debut in Las Vegas this past weekend, selling more than $4.1 million worth of vintage motorcycles, with an impressive 82 percent sell-through of all lots offered.
Held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the 12–14 January event enjoyed strong attendance, as thousands of enthusiasts flocked to see a broad selection of 490 motorcycles and a range of bike-related memorabilia. Bidders represented 35 states and 10 countries from as far away as Germany, the United Arab Emirates, and Australia, with onsite buyers joined by a number of Internet and phone bidders.
The top seller of the weekend was a beautifully restored 1910 Flying Merkel, resplendent in the company's bright orange coloring that garnered $86,800. A high-quality 1926 Cleveland Fowler fetched $76,160. In addition, the sale also featured Criss Angel's BeLIEve/MINDFREAK custom chopper selling for $19,040 as the magician watched from the podium. All proceeds from Angel's "Charity Chopper" sale – including auction commissions – went to his BeLIEVE Anything Is Possible foundation to help children in need.
Auctions America has become an auction house of choice for collections of estate and private vehicles – a status confirmed by the appearance at the Las Vegas sale of eight private motorcycle collections. A highlight of the offering was the Christiansen Collection, featuring eight motorcycles at no reserve.
Auctions America by RM's Las Vegas Premier Motorcycle Auction