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Bonhams offers 113yr old car, the last of its kind, among a superb selection of veteran cars

LONDON.- Bonhams will be offering a number of superb cars in the Veteran Motorcar and Automobilia Sale on Friday November 4th 2011 at New Bond Street, launching the weekend of the historic London to Brighton Run, of which Bonhams is a partner Sponsor. The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run was first held 1896 and today is the world’s longest-running motoring rally. The run, which had an amazing 500,000 spectators last year, takes place on Sunday 6th November, with the first (and oldest) cars leaving Hyde Park at sunrise. Estimated to sell for £130,000 – 150,000, a remarkable 112yr old 1899 Panhard-Levassor Type M2F 6hp Wagonette will be offered by Bonhams. The French firm was responsible for developing the Système Panhard, essentially the layout of the modern motorcar, and the Type M2F 6hp Wagonette is an excellent example of its type. The car has been entered into the 2011 London to Brighton run so the lucky buyer