This 1912 Henderson Four Sold For $490,000 At Last Weekend Las Vegas Auction

It was known as the Duesenberg of motorcycles. This unrestored Henderson Four born in 1912, the first year of Henderson’s existence, with original paint and tires, was hammered for $490,000 at last weekend Mecum Las Vegas Auction. Its original price was $325. Its four cylinders were arranged in a row and placed longitudinally in the frame. 934 cc, or 57 cubic inches, with inlet-over-exhaust valves and a single-speed chain drive. You start it It is started with a hand crank. The fuel tank is a long, cylindrical tube slung from the top of the frame. A total of 13.7 million was sold during this last weekend Mecum auction.

10 Responses to “This 1912 Henderson Four Sold For $490,000 At Last Weekend Las Vegas Auction”

  1. 1 P. Hamilton Feb 4th, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Better than a Warren Buffet stock taking in account the last 30 years.

  2. 2 Jeffrey Feb 4th, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Will be resold 500K higher in 3 years.

  3. 3 Donnie Feb 4th, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Buyer is probably not a motorcycle lover. Just an investor with too much money.

  4. 4 highrpm Feb 4th, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    motorcycle art. a different world.

  5. 5 Jeff Leveridge Feb 4th, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I sat next to the guy at the auction in Vegas… He is in fact a motorcycle enthusiast

  6. 6 RBinTEX Feb 5th, 2017 at 9:51 am

    13.7 million dollars…..

    How much kickback does the company get on that amount of sales?

    Makes Mechum the real winner at Las Vegas??

  7. 7 Leo Pereira Feb 5th, 2017 at 11:29 am

    It depends of the auction. Below an example.

    An entry fee that the seller pays. Lets say $750 entry for the seller
    Then, 2 fees. Often it is 8% seller fee and a 3% buyers fee.

  8. 8 Doc Robinson Feb 5th, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Interesting that this 1912 bike is known as the Duesenberg of motorcycles when it was not until 1913, that brothers Fred and Augie Duesenberg began building autos. Hemmings uses this appellation differently saying “1941 Indian 441 Four, The Duesenberg of motorcycles, a four-cylinder masterpiece in a world of V-twins.” While Motorcycle Classics has another take; “Two-Wheeled Duesenberg: 1926 Ace Four.”

  9. 9 bigitch Feb 6th, 2017 at 2:28 am

    and they sold a custom chopper with a fitto paint job for 25k

  10. 10 John H Feb 6th, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Wonder if it was the collector from near Syracuse who has an amazing collection of Hendersons’.
    Including the Art Deco 1933 model K

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