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Little Classics News: 13 May 2014

40 Classic Motorcycle Collection up for Auction

40 Classic Motorcycle Collection up for Auction40 classic motorcycle; some with zero mileage; a time span of 41 years; estimated values from £500 to £100,000; all in immaculate condition. Do we have your attention?

Those are the bare facts of one of the most interesting, eclectic private collections of superbly presented classic motorcycles to be consigned to an auction in recent times. They will come to sale, in individual lots, at Historics major annual motorcycle auction at Brooklands Museum on Saturday, 7 June.

The vendor, who has amassed the impressive collection over some 30 years, purchased the motorcycles according to their individual merits rather than be swayed by a set theme, marque, genre, age, or value.

40 Classic Motorcycle Collection up for AuctionConsequently, it is an immensely varied mix. Some motorcycles were purchased brand new and have remained in showroom condition without recording any mileage; others were scrupulously examined after purchase and restored to as-new condition regardless of cost.

The one thing they have in common is that they have all been fastidiously maintained and cosseted by the vendor in an indoor environment, more akin to a private museum than closed storage. As a result, Historics estimates that the total value of the collection is in excess of £375,000.

The oldest machine – and the most valuable in the collection - is a 1957 Gilera 500 Grand Prix Replica (Est £90,000-£110,000); the youngest a 1998 MV Agusta Magni (£60,000-£70,000).

There are highlights in abundance between the two, no matter what one’s steer in classic motorcycles and the depth of the pocket. A number of consignments are offered at No Reserve, including a 1967 Suzuki M12 Supersport and Rickman BSA B44 Trails Outfit, whilst highly affordable machines are plentiful in the £500 - £5,000 estimated price, and upwards.

40 Classic Motorcycle Collection up for Auction

The full collection:

  • Rickman BSA B44 Trials Outfit (No reserve)
  • 1967 Dunstal Bonneville (Estimate £8,000)
  • 1969 Norton Dunstal Commando (Estimate £4,000)
  • 1971 Norton Commando Long Range (Estimate £7,000)
  • Golner Kawasaki (Estimate £2,500)
  • 1975 Bultaco Sherpa T (Estimate £2,500)
  • 1973 Bultaco Sherpa (4-Speed) (Estimate £3,000)
  • 1972 Rickman Triumph Weslake (Estimate £10,000)
  • 1967 Rickman Dunstal Norton (Estimate £12,000)
  • 1971 BMW R60/5 (Estimate £5,000)
  • 1958 BSA Dandy (Estimate £750)
  • 1962 Triumph Tina (Estimate £1,000)
  • 1970 Triumph Bonneville (Estimate £5,000)
  • 1974 Wassell Antelope (Estimate £1,500)
  • 1964 BMW R69S (Estimate £8,000)
  • 1970 Honda CD90Z (No reserve)
  • 1967 Suzuki M12 Supersport (No reserve)
  • 1971 Laverda 750SF (Estimate £3,500)
  • 1968 Triumph Bonneville Ex-Works (Estimate £12,000)
  • 1970 BSA Rocket 3 (Estimate £15,000)
  • 1971 Montessa Cota 250 (Estimate £2,500)
  • 1961 BSA Sunbeam Tigress (Estimate £2,000)
  • 1991 Manxman Manx Norton (Estimate £12,000)
  • 1998 MV Agusta Magni (Estimate £65,000)
  • 1971 Honda CR750 (Estimate £10,000)
  • 1957 Gilera 500 Grand Prix Replica (Estimate £95,000)
  • 1974 Gilera 50 Trials (Estimate £4,000)
  • 1975 Honda TL125S (Estimate £1,500)
  • 1978 Suzuki RL250A Beamish Works Rep (Estimate £3,500)
  • 1974 BMW R90S (Estimate £6,000)
  • 1967 Triumph Thruxton Bonneville Replica (Estimate £10,000)
  • 1990 Triumph T160 Legend (Les Williams) (Estimate £15,000)
  • 1974 BMW R90S (Estimate £7,000)
  • 1962 Laverda Mini Scooter (Estimate £1,500)
  • 1964 Norton Dunstal Dominator 650SS (Estimate £15,000)
  • 1973 Rickman Interceptor (Estimate £10,000)
  • 1979 Rickman Honda CR750 (Estimate £7,500)
  • 1979 Honda CR110 Replica (Estimate £750)
  • 1969 Dresda Triumph (Estimate £15,000)

The collection will be auctioned amidst a total of over 100 classic motorcycles – making this the largest auction of its type in the South of England - at Historics at Brooklands, near Weybridge, Surrey on Saturday, 7th June from 10.00am, with viewing on the previous day.

For more information and the full consignment list, visit www.historics.co.uk



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