Monday, April 22, 2024
HomeNEWSLATEST CHEFFINS VINTAGE AUCTION

LATEST CHEFFINS VINTAGE AUCTION

The next Cheffins Vintage Sale near Cambridge, at Sutton, is set to take place on 15 July, with some interesting classic and modern motorcycles is on offer.

Top guide prices don’t go to the oldest bikes, though. A rare 348cc Douglas 80 Plus boxer twin dating from 1952 is leader of the pack, with an estimate of £8500-£9000. In close pursuit at £7500-£8500 is an oddity built by the Meriden Cooperative in 1978, a US export model T140E Bonneville with only a mere 84 miles on the clock from new. It was apparently an American dealer’s display machine, repatriated to the UK in 2006 and stored ever since then.

Getting down and dirty among pre-war classics, the oldest is a 1932 two-stroke 249cc Velocette GTP (£4000-£4500). A slightly younger 499cc BSA W34-6 sidecar outfit of 1934 vintage should fetch around £5000-£6000, according to Cheffins. Later steeds in roughly the same price range include a 1960 500cc Triumph Tiger 100A and 1950 hardtail 350cc Velocette MAC. An attractive Japanese proposition also stands out, in the shape of a mint 1967 Suzuki T20 Super Six (£4500-£5000) that has featured in Classic Bike magazine.

Among modern kit, the undoubtedly juiciest item is a fairly rare 1999 BMW R1200C US-style cruiser — the bike BMW Motorrad reportedly wishes it had updated rather than deleted. In excellent condition and blinged up with factory accessories, this has an estimate of £4500-£5500.

RELATED ARTICLES

Product News

SHARE PRICES AND MARKET ANALYSIS

A snapshot of motorcycle and ATV industry share performance across key manufacturers and major global markets at the trading week closure on Friday 19...