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Forty classics worth over £375,000 to be auctioned

An immaculate, enormously-varied 40-motorcycle private collection heads Historics consignments at its major annual motorcycle auction on 7 June.

Forty 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.

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.

Consequently, 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, while highly affordable machines are plentiful in the £500 – £5000 estimated price, and upwards.

 

The full collection is as follows:

Year     Make    Model   Reserve

            Rickman           BSA B44 Trials Outfit    No reserve

1967     Dunstal             Bonneville         £8000

1969     Norton Dunstal Commando       £4000

1971     Norton  Commando Long Range            £7000

            Golner  Kawasaki          £2500

1975     Bultaco Sherpa T          £2500

1973     Bultaco Sherpa (4-Speed)          £3000

1972     Rickman           Triumph Weslake          £10,000

1967     Rickman           Dunstal Norton  £12,000

1971     BMW    R60/5   £5000

1958     BSA     Dandy  £750

1962     Triumph            Tina     £1000

1970     Triumph            Bonneville         £5000

1974     Wassell            Antelope           £1500

1964     BMW    R69S    £8000

1970     Honda  CD90Z  No reserve

1967     Suzuki  M12 Supersport            No reserve

1971     Laverda            750SF  £3500

1968     Triumph            Bonneville Ex-Works     £12,000

1970     BSA     Rocket 3           £15,000

1971     Montessa         Cota 250           £2500

1961     BSA     Sunbeam Tigress         £2000

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           £4000

1975     Honda  TL125S            £1500

1978     Suzuki  RL250A Beamish Works Rep    £3500

1974     BMW    R90S    £6000

1967     Triumph            Thruxton Bonneville Replica      £10,000

1990     Triumph            T160 Legend (Les Williams)      £15,000

1974     BMW    R90S    £7000

1962     Laverda            Mini Scooter     £1500

1964     Norton Dunstal Dominator 650SS         £15,000

1973     Rickman           Interceptor        £10,000

1979     Rickman           Honda CR750   £7500

1979     Honda  CR110 Replica  £750

1969     Dresda Triumph            £15,000

 

The collection will be auctioned amid 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, 7 June from 10.00am, with viewing on the previous day.

For more information and the full consignment list, visit www.historics.co.uk, or call 01753 639170 and e-mail: [email protected].

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