Classic bikes wanted (Private)
Looking for a classic motorcycle? Or maybe something that's not quite so classic? Okay, cast your bleary peepers over our listings and see what's currently for sale. The sellers are waiting right now to do a little honest horse trading.
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Spring Stafford Sale
22nd April 2018
1931 Brough Superior
Preview lot: 981cc SS100. Proceeds to benefit the Search and Rescue Dog Association, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Salvation Army, Ex-Edinburgh Police
£170,000 - £220,000
190,000 - 250,000
UPDATE: Sold for £264,700
1970 Clymer Mόnch
Preview lot:1,177cc TTS 'Mammoth'
Registration number. SVR 562H Frame no. 114. Engine no. 114.
£75,000 - £100,000
84,000 - 110,000
UPDATE: Sold for £154,940
1955 Nimbus 750cc Four
Preview lot: No further details yet.
£ 7,000 - 10,000
7,900 - 11,000
UPDATE: Sold for £20,700
1973 MV Agusta 750S
Preview lot. No further details yet.
£70,000 - £90,000
79,000 - 100,000
UPDATE: Sold for £96,700
1972 Triumph 750cc
Preview lot: Caution!!! Bonhams' quotation marks suggest that this bike is a homage and not an original Hurricane (if that matters to you).
£7,000 - £10,000
7,900 - 11,000
UPDATE: Sold for £12,420 [See Sump Classic Bike News February 2018 for more on this motorcycle - Ed]
1950 Vincent 998cc
Preview lot: 'Chinese Red' Touring Rapide
Registration no. 275 YUG Frame no. RC5753 Rear Frame no. RC5753 Engine no. F10AB/1/3853 Crankcase Mating no. EE64
£50,000 - £70,000
56,000 - 79,000
UPDATE: Sold for £68,700
2016 Vanquish V8 Motorcycle
Preview lot: no further details yet.
£35,000 - £45,000
39,000 - 51,000
UPDATE: Sold for £34,500
1969 BSA 740cc Rocket III
Preview lot: Registration number. CAU 549H Frame no. AC 01070 A75R Engine no. AC 00298 A75R
£9,000 - £12,000
10,000 - 14,000
UPDATE: Sold for £10,350
Las Vegas, USA
23rd-27th January 2018
Check back soon.
Captain America chopper
Lot R5. Delkron Panhead engine, 4-speed
Update: The bike sold for $19,250
Honda CB750 A Automatic
Lot T19. 1976.
Update: The bike did not sell. A similar example sold for $3,300
Honda 305 Scrambler
Lot T50.1967. 305 CC, 4-Speed feature. Nice example of Honda's very popular street scrambler. The CL77 was produced for 4 years 1965-68. Shows 2,488 miles. Twin shoe front and rear brakes. Skid plate.
The bike sold for $6,600
Lot T140. 1973. 30 miles on engine rebuild by Classic Bike Experience, Essex, VT. Paint by Vintage Vender, Burlington, VT. Works shocks. Excel alloy rims. Vernier isolastics. 34mm Mikuni conversion. Revised engine crankcase breather. Runs strong. Comes with keys. Engine No. 220546. Frame No. 220546. No reserve.
Update: The bike sold for $27,500
Triumph Bonneville T120R
Lot W112. 1971. First year oil-in-frame Bonneville. Period handlebars and sissy bar. Engine 650cc. Transmission. 4-Speed, Highway pegs. Colour: White/Green. VIN/Serial: CE16392
Update: The bike did not sell
National Motorcycle Museum
4th March 2018
1969. No lot number assigned yet.
Estimate: £20,000 - £40,000
Ex-John Lennon, so this monkey bikes is expected to fly. Matching numbers. Largely original and unrestored.
1952. No lot number yet.
Estimate: £8,000 - £9,000
Starting Bid: £4,000
Lamborghini Design 90
1987. No lot number yet.
Estimate: £85,000 - £90,000
Number 2 of only 6 made for Lamborghini by Boxer company in France. One owner from new. Unused for 10 years. 7,200 Kms
1941. This bike starts, runs and drives but needs restoration. Engine cases are complete and have never been cracked. US$10,000. Located in Lampung, Indonesia. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
900cc. Needs fettling. Been standing. £4,750
Portsmouth, Hants. 07475 492720
750cc. No longer sparking. £6,000
Portsmouth, Hants. 07475 492720
650cc, 1971. J registration. Low miles 5,000. Matching engine and frame numbers, original paint and chrome, unmolested. Superb and very rare bike, rides fantastic, ex USA import. This is the very rare 1971 oil in frame model made for 1 year only. Will make a great show bike. Nice 'patina' of 43 years. £7200 ovno. SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!
650cc, 1960. Fully rebuilt 3 yrs ago, regularly used, runs and rides perfectly. Superb condition, matching numbers. Lots of history. Cambridge. £4500. 07495 095057
Norton Cafe racer
500cc OHC. Built from Norton parts, featherbed frame and short Roadholder forks. Daylight MOT, tax exempt reg. E/67. Full build record history. Engine nicely run in and ready to ride. £15,000 ovno. Please call Steve on 01795 410070.
Ducati engined 350cc SOHC. 1974 Condor A350 Swiss army motorcycle. Engine recently completely overhauled. Excellent original condition.email: email@example.com for comprehensive
overhaul details, bills and photos. £3,500.
Two bikes for sale. One fully restored and running 2900, the other unrestored at 1100. The bikes are currently in Cantabria, Spain. Please contact by mail:
Cosmo Classic Motorcycles 21b Marina, St Leonards-On-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex, TN38 0DP. Telephone 01424 437719
Norton Commando MK3
1975. UK bike. Full professional engine rebuild with receipts. Pazon electronic ignition. New Amal MK1 carbs. Three phase high output alternator and reg/rectifier. New brake discs and pads. Dunlop TT100's fitted. Marzocchi rear shocks. Original NVT silencers included. Showing 23,365 miles, believed genuine. Superb condition. £11,995 16/9/2017
Kawasaki Z900 A4
1976. US import now UK registered.Riders tool kit, handbook and warranty card. New avon roadriders fitted. Original Takasago wheel rims. Showing only 26,717 miles believed genuine. Superb condition. £11,995 16/9/2017
1956. Buff log book and V5C. Original and transferable registration number. Full engine rebuild by Nick Payton. Avon Speedmaster and S.M tyres. 12v alternator conversion plus dynamo and regulator included. Pazon electronic igniton plus magneto included. New silencer and down pipe. New s/s mudguards. Easy starter and lovely runner. Older restoration. Superb condition. £8,995 16/9/2017
1978. Matching numbers. Swiss import. Rebuilt wheels with s/s spokes. New avon roadriders fitted. New chain and sprocket set. S/S brake hoses. Showing only 3720 miles. Are the miles original? We don't know but we would like to believe so! Superb unrestored condition. £4,995 16/9/2017
Moto Guzzi Le Mans
1979. US import now UK registered. Original engine/frame. Moto-Guzzi dating certificate. New Metzeler tyres just fitted. Original exhaust system. One of only 353 ever produced specifically for the US market. Showing 29,627 miles believed genuine. Very original and unrestored condition. Ride or restore. £6,995
Verralls The Old Forge, Quick's Yard, off High Street, Handcross, West Sussex, RH17 6BJ. Telephone: 01444 400678. www.verralls.com
Matchless G15 CS
1964 750cc. Excellent restored condition. £12,750
Vincent Black Knight
1955. 1000cc. In very good condition. £55,000
1978. 850cc Reliant engine
Classic Super Bikes Fleet, Hampshire. Mobile: 07809 894777
Landline: 01252 625444. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dart JAP V-twin
1924. Excellent condition. 654cc. Lots of work done. Some modifications. Very rare flat tanker. £9,995
Norton Dominator 88
1955. 500cc. Excellent condition. Non-matching numbers. Recently re-commissioned. TLS front brake. Full engine rebuild. Paintwork a little tired. £5,750
BMW R90 S
1975. 898cc. Nearly Concours. Hepco & Becker panniers. Fully restored. Dream Machine paint. £12,500
Triumph Tiger 100
1956. 500cc.Totally restored, matching engine and frame numbers, V5C. No restoration documentation, but the new age related number was issued in 2008. Close finned alloy barrels. Nearly concours and unmolested. Talk to Chris. £9,500
1964. 350cc. Excellent condition and attractive in red, black and chrome, easy to handle and sounding nice and crisp after a little workshop fettling. Easy starter, and a bit clattery like all BSA singles. V5C, MOT and Riders Instruction Manual company. £3,500
1974. 903cc. Nearly concours.First registered in Sweden and recently imported into the UK. No renovation documentation, but complete nut and bolt rebuild in 2006. Engine bored to 1015cc. New pistons, valves, guides and cam-chain. Electric and kick starting (on the button). Smooth, fast and powerful. Double discs. Will be MOTed on the frame number, and it's registered on the NOVA database. The new owner will be the first registered keeper. £14,950
Andy Tiernan Old Railway Station, Station Road, Framlingham, Nr. Woodbridge, Suffolk. IP13 9EE. Tel +44 (0)1728 724321
email@example.com (Viewing strictly by appointment)
Triumph 6T Thunderbird
& Swallow Jet 90 sidecar
650cc. First registered on the 22nd June 1951. Matching paintwork. Lots spent (photograph of invoices/receipts). V5C registration document. Registered under the the Historic Vehicle class for free road tax. MOT exempt. £10,000
AJS Model 31
1960. 650cc Beautifully displayed, well looked after and used motorcycle. Comes with past MOT certificates, past road tax discs and assorted documents.V5C present. £4,850. SOLD!!!
BSA M22 Standard & Steib combination
1939. 496cc. Elegant pre-war classic outfit. Would consider splitting. V5C present. Despatched from the BSA factory on 13th March 1939. £12,500.
1954. 500cc. V5C. Last year of the rigid frame for this model. Registration number: 662 UYT. MOT exempt. £6,350.
1957. 350cc. First registered on the 15th of April 1957, this bike has lots of historical paperwork, mainly in the form of receipts. The documents indicate that the bike was in the hands of one owner from at least 1969 until 2013, during which time this machine was lovingly cared for. Comes with an older V5 registration document, the latest DVLA V5C registration document, is registered under the 'Historical Vehicle' class for free road tax & is MOT exempt. £5,850. SOLD!!!
Lea Francis J Type 12/22
1926. Fitted with a 1500cc Meadows 4EC 11.29HP (28bhp) engine, this Lea Francis is presented here in lovely condition. We are offering this car on behalf of a friend of ours, who is sadly parting with his pride & joy due to ill health. We are informed that recent work includes a top end & cooling system rebuild, plus a replacement differential & rear axle, with all work being carried out to a very high standard. There are some spare parts with the car, including most of a spare engine. Comes with the latest DVLA V5C registration document. NOTE: - This car is not at our shop, so if you wish to view please contact us first to make a special appointment. £18,000. SOLD!!!
Clarkes Classics Unit A4 Northfleet Industrial Estate, Near Dartford, Kent, DA11 9SN. Tel: +44 (0) 1322 383 431
1971. Fully rebuilt by us - ready to go! Matching engine/frame numbers. £7000
AJS Model 31
1959. 650cc twin. Complete engine rebuild (including a rebore). New tyres. Original paint. Un-chromed rims.33,000 miles. Needs running in. A joy to ride. £4,000
BSA Rocket Goldstar Replica
1958. Alloy tank. Clip ons. Taylor Dow top yoke. Twin leading shoe front brake. Runs like a dream. £9000.
Wanted Egli Vincent Comet
For road use, bike to be ridden and shown. Reasonable price paid.
Telephone: 01297 599171
Wanted: 500cc sloper
Rigid if possible. I have a BSA C15 Trial, 64 year, with spare road engine. Recently overhauled. Never run, for part-ex. I also have a modern Ducati Multi Strada 1000DS that can be traded in if anyone is interested. It's a 2004 model and in good condition. Lots spent.
Wanted. Immaculate condition 1970-1974. 01278 722614 or 07793 086905.
Velocette MAC 350cc
Looking for a pre-war Velo Mac with girder forks. Will consider anything.
Please call Stuart on: 07881 818919
Velocette MAC 350cc
Wanted: in good order (doesn't need to be concours condition). Must be a girder fork model up to 1947. Cash waiting for a nice example. Please call Mike on: 07746401106
Model A, B or C and Scott wanted from any year any condition. WHY? Contact Frazer Sloan. Tel: 07500 953928
I have a Sachs B805 (Only 150 made), immaculate, only 4k miles, worth £4000 as a part ex. Tel: 01767 650049
JAP V-twin engine
Looking for a Mk2 JAP OHV 1000cc-1100cc V-twin engine from 1946 - 1955. Will consider any condition engine, or engine parts or what have you. Call Eric 01344 883961.
Sunbeam S7. Perfect or restoration project, cash waiting. Phone or text. Carl on: 07971346406.
Sideways Amal carburettor
They mounted them sideways on some bikes, before the war. Carburettors that is (keep it clean now!). Anyway, it was to clear the magdyno, heres a pic. That's a Triumph, but my 37 New Imperial needs one too. Amal 4 (brass) or 74 (horrid zinc alloy) with a 23/32 bore (or thereabouts). Or just the float chamber. Can you help? Please call Rick on 07940 115802
Sunbeam S7 Delux
Original toolbox and or pressed carb cover wanted any condition considered, call Peter on 07790778062 thanks
BSA Bantam Bushman
I am looking for a BSA Bantam Bushman, either a D14 bushman, D13 Bushman, or a B175 Bushman. Any condition considered (like the one in the picture). I don't want to beg, steal, or rob one. Fair price paid. But must be a genuine Bushman. Am willing to travel to collect and will pay cash for the right bike/bikes. I am not a dealer, just a collector.