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Classic Bike Auction Treat…



40 classic motorcycles… some with zero mileage… a timespan of 41 years… a wide spread of genres and marques… estimated values from £500 to £100,000… all in immaculate condition…

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, June 7.

Significantly, the vendor – who has amassed the superb 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.

75666his1Consequently, 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.

The full collection is as follows:

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

The collection will be auctioned amidst a total of 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, June 7th from 10.00am, with viewing on the previous day.