Here’s one for your “You don’t see that everyday” list, Kruse International is auctioning off the world’s largest collection of Munch Mammut motorcycles Labor Day weekend, Thursday thru Tuesday, September 3-8 in Auburn, Indiana. It’s happening as part of their annual World’s Largest Collector Car Auction, an auction which actually includes vehicles of many types.
The Munch motorcycles are part of the estate of the late David Manthey who was known by many as “Munch Man,” and though he had other motorcycles in his collection, you just don’t find this many Mammuts in one place, certainly not for sale. Though Mike Kron currently produces some excellent replicas of these extraordinary bikes, the motorcycles on auction are the real thing. Going through the auction listings I count 10 Munch motorcycles plus a cutaway Munch engine, a Munch sign, and loads of other items of interest to the vintage motorhead. The whole auction catalog makes for some interesting reading, a lot of really special vehicles in there.
If you are in the Auburn, Indiana area, or could be, this auction looks like a nice way to spend a few days, even if you don’t spend any money. On the other hand, if a Munch is the missing piece in your collection, now you know how to correct the omission.
Link: Kruse International
Related: Munch Replicas from Mike Kron