The Bennett Collection

New Hampshire
21 - 22 September 2012


The result of two decades of dedicated effort by Dr. Terry Bennett, the collection, best described as a 'treasure chest of collectibles,' comprised of an amazingly diverse series of motor cars, motorcycles, boats, bicycles, architectural pieces, and other vintage memorabilia. Auctions America specialists spent an intense two months preparing for the sale, sorting into approximately 1,100 individual lots. Capturing the interest of the global collecting community, bidders represented nine countries around the world and 34 states across the U.S., with more than 50 percent of bidders representing first-time clientele. 

Top sales honors at the weekend's auction went to a rare 1925 Lancia Lambda Roadster with side-by-side rumble seats, which sold for a remarkable $207,000 before a packed house during Saturday's sale session. The object of a lively bidding war lasting more than 10 minutes, the sale was met by a standing ovation from the crowd. Also attracting strong interest during Saturday's sale session was a one-off hand-built Honoré Wagner BMW Post War Race Car, which achieved $177,100.