Bothwell Collection highlights Bonham’s sale

LOS ANGELES _ The highly acclaimed Bothwell Collection of southern California will be auctioned on Nov. 11 at the family ranch near Los Angeles by Bonhams.

Among the marquee lots will be a 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Racer1908 Benz ‘Prinz Heinrich’ Raceabout and 1908 Mercedes-Simplex Raceabout.

The collection, which was once considered the largest in America and is certainly one of the best of its kind in anywhere in the world, was assembled over many decades by Lindley and Ann Bothwell. Fifty historic automobiles are to be dispersed as well as several early street cars and hundreds of rare model trains.

Featured in the motorcar lineup, which is headlined by a dozen pre-war race cars, are several early utility vehicles, including a custom Rolls-Royce pickup, a hearsefire truck and a “paddy wagon,” among others, as well as a selection of Brass Era town cars and touring cars.

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