The MV Agusta Collection is the result of collector Gary Kohs’ lifelong mission to acquire only the finest examples of Count Giovanni Agusta’s rolling Italian art. The 71 machines, ranging from a 1946 MV 98 “3 Velocita” race model to a 2007 MV F4 1000/312 Bonneville, will be offered for sale as a single lot on the auction block.
“A collection of this scale, depth, and quality is a rare accomplishment worthy of international celebration,” said Gavin Trippe, motorcycle division manager at Mecum Auctions. “It is essentially a complete museum exhibit poised for showcasing MV Agusta’s mark of excellence that can be displayed in less than 5,000 square feet of space. We are pleased that Mr. Kohs has entrusted Mecum to offer his world-class collection at our auction in Monterey. Headlined by the 1953/54 ex-works 125 Grand Prix Racer, winner of the Isle of Man TT, virtually every model of motorcycle, race bike, scooter, and agricultural tricycle from the MV factory is represented. This could easily be considered the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Collector and enthusiast Gary Kohs commented, “This is not just a collection of motorcycles, this is a collection of art, and I’m thrilled that Dana Mecum and his staff agree that keeping it together as one is so important. MV Agusta is the only marque that can truly represent the post-war history of the motorcycle, and I look forward to sharing it all with the international motorcycle community.”
The MV Agusta Collection will be on display for preview during the month of May in Indianapolis, Indiana, as well as Monterey, California in July and August during MotoGP at Laguna Seca, and will remain on display in Monterey until the auction August 16-18, 2012.
For additional information, visit www.mecum.com/mvagusta or call 262.275.5050.
[Source: Mecum Auctions; photo credit: David Newhardt courtesy of Mecum Auctions]