Bruce Willis Muscle Cars, Steve McQueen Effects Featured At Annual Petersen Museum Sale

The unique and quintessentially Southern Californian, or "SoCal", auction featuring all things automotive - cars, bikes, hot rods and related memorabilia - is once again approaching.

Now in its sixth year, the world's premier auction house, Bonhams & Butterfields, is proud to be hosting their annual autumn motoring sale at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, held in conjunction with the Love Ride, the world's largest one-day motorcycle charity event.

Already highlighting the sale will be effects once belonging to the King of Cool, Hollywood mega star Steve McQueen, from the private collection of his former wife, Niele McQueen Toffel.

Furthermore, cars owned by legendary action hero Bruce Willis will be headlining the list of cars offered, including a 1968 Shelby GT-500 convertible, 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 convertible, and 1957 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, to name just a couple.

In what has become the signature of this highly anticipated event, an array of items from some of the biggest names in popular culture was also featured at last year's headline-making sale, such as the collection of never-before-offered Von Dutch property and motorbikes from screen legends Clark Gable and Charles Bronson, to name but a few.

If previous sales are any indication, this year's Bonhams auction at the Petersen Museum, with its one-of-a-kind and celebrity infused collections, can expect to attract a bevy of international buyers and strong bidding. Owners interested in consigning quality motorcycles or cars in this important October 25th sale are encouraged to e-mail, or contact the following individuals as soon as possible:
* Mark Osborne, Motoring Dept. Director, San Francisco, 415-391-4000
* Rupert Banner, Motoring Dept. Business Devlpmt. Dir., New York, 212-461-6515
* Nick Smith, Motoring Dept. Specialist, Los Angeles, 323-436-5470

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Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son and Neale UK. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America and in August 2003, Goodmans, a leading Australian fine art and antiques auctioneer with salerooms in Sydney, joined the Bonhams Group of Companies. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street, and Knightsbridge, and a further seven throughout the UK. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Boston in the USA; and Switzerland, France, Monaco, Australia, Hong Kong and Dubai. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 57 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, go to (01-08) For other press releases, go to