A 1968 Greeves Wessex 250 scrambler project (estimate: £1200-£1500) is ideal for getting off road and enjoying classic trials. Needing some work to make it competitive once again it offers a great way into classic motorcycle sport.
Also offering old-school British oomph is a barn-find 1957 BSA Golden Flash (offered with no reserve). Complete and needing re-commissioning rather than restoring it needs little to be back on the road and beating a path to the Ace or Jack’s Hill Café.
Also ripe for re-commissioning is a Velocette LE. Mainly complete and solid, this rare find should make a rewarding project and is a bargain with an estimate of £300-400.
Slowing things down and needing re-commissioning is a 1955 Douglas Vespa (offered without reserve), which is in reasonable condition but needs refreshing to relive its glory days, while in good order is a 1975 Ducati Regolarita (estimate: £1800-2200).
And for anyone wanting to live out their ‘70s learner enduro fantasies, a Honda XL125 S in good original condition is a tempter. It’s estimated at £700 – 900. Needing more work but with much of the hard graft already done, there’s a 1980 Honda 250 café racer project (estimated: £300 – 400).
Overseeing the motorbikes on offer is auction house manager Guy Snelling, a keen enthusiast with an eclectic collection currently in his garage. Despite owning predominantly British bikes, Guy is hoping to get a diverse range of two-wheeled classics in all states of repair.
Guy said: “Anglia Car Auctions has a great reputation for having a diverse range of marques on offer in its car sale, securing fantastic prices on some rare and unusual project cars. This is exactly what we hope to emulate with the classic bike sale – so we are looking for project bikes in need of restoration, starter classics, concours, etc. All makes, models and conditions will be considered.”
To enter a motorcycle into the classic sale, please call 01553 771881 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Anglia Car Auctions and a full list of lots in the inaugural Classic Motorbike Sale as well as advice on buying or selling, visit www.angliacarauctions.co.uk.