A rumble at the jumble

classic bike autojumbleWe love a rumble in the jumble, before we looked at the many marvellous machines on display at the Newark Winter Classic Bike Show we headed straight for the autojumble area.

Compared to your typical Newark jumble there wasn’t so many pitches to browse, so we’ll be heading back at the end of January to do a proper autojumble feature.

We still managed to enjoy a good hour or so looking at the selection of goodies on sale.

Prices are very flexible at these events, never let a price tag put you off. A majority of purchases can often be on impulse, sadly we wasn’t tempted to bring anything home.

You never know what you’ll stumble upon, that’s what makes the humble jumble so much fun.

1976 Suzuki B120We took sometime to look at a 1976 Suzuki B120, it was last used in anger in 1988, since then it’s sat gathering dust and rust. It appeared to be fairly complete, plus it was very original, a great starting point for a restoration. The asking price was a fair £695, by the time we left it was still unsold.

A brand new Honda 50 Dream looked a little out of place, the £5,650 asking price for the unused machine was probably beyond the pockets of many of those that stopped to admire it.

Used parts make up the majority of offerings at any autojumble, everything from rusty wheels to complete engines.

A Honda CX500 tank caught our eye, asking price for the less than perfect looking tank was £120, we thought he’d left out the decimal point. The seller was keen to point out it came with the key! I would expect it to be full of unleaded at least.

Suzuki B120Trade looked to be brisk, we witnessed the sale of a Honda Fireblade and some intense negotiations on a GSX-R750 SRAD.

The Winter Classic Show managed to warm us up for the next Newark autojumble, we might even take some tat to sell!

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