RM Sotheby’s auction has 2, 3, and 4-wheeled Oddities

Monterey Car Week is back for 2021, starting Aug. 6, and with it comes an array of sales organized by RM Sotheby’s which includes the usual multimillion-dollar offerings, like a 1929 Duesenberg Model J and a 1968 Porsche 911 R. But a stunningly diverse selection of two-, three-, and four-wheeled oddities will also cross the block.

RM Sotheby’s is offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own what was once the property of Steve McQueen. According to the auctioneers, McQueen’s love for the Swedish-made motorcycles all started in 1968. This was after seeing motocross rider Bengt Aberg aboard a 1968 Husqvarna Viking 360.

One of the more unusual-for-Sotheby’s two-wheelers is a 1970 Solex 3800, which was one of the most popular mopeds sold in France.

If you want three wheels, there’s an off-beat trio waiting for your bids. First, a 1956 Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet, which was a relatively successful bubble car that blended sedan-like protection from the elements with the running costs of a scooter. It could sell for up to $60,000. Older but no less fascinating is a 1910 AC Sociable, which has two front wheels controlled via a tiller and a single rear wheel spun by a one-cylinder, five-horsepower engine via a chain.

The full inventory of vehicles can be viewed on RM Sotheby’s official website. The three-day sale runs from August 12 to 14.

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