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.
Some of these guys are dealers who we know personally. Others we know only by reputation. Some are private sales. But if we had any reason to doubt any of them, they wouldn't be on this page.
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RECENT AUCTION SALES
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 Münch
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
RECENT AUCTION SALES
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
RECENT AUCTION SALES
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
500cc. Rapide frame 1948, Comet engine, 1952. Built by the renowned Harry Verheulen (Holland Vincent expert). Non matching numbers. English number plate and log book, lots of stainless steel, loads and loads of new parts. 'Treadown' main stand fitted. Rides and looks like a brand new bike. No expense was spared building this bike. It would be hard to find a better Comet. Mint and show standard. No time wasters please. Save £ thousands on an equivalent matching numbers one. Ride away. Only selling due to a change of plans £24,000. Located in Seaton, Devon, England.
Sunbeam S7 Delux
1955 Sunbeam S7 Delux. VMCC certified manufactured 1954 with frame and engine numbers all correct. In immaculate condition. Last owner Bob Stewart founder of Stewart engineering and in my ownership has been subject to an extensive documented engine rebuild by a well-known Sunbeam expert. A high quality repaint by Faircharm in Leicester. Amal Mk1 carb conversion, a common mod to aid smooth running, original carb with bike. Stewart breather mod. A gentleman’s motorcycle (or so the ads said at the time). An easy starter and goes well, just looking for its next heated garage. £10,900. Call Peter on 07790 778 062
900cc. Needs fettling. Been standing. £4,750
Portsmouth, Hants. 07475 492720
750cc. No longer sparking. £6,000
Portsmouth, Hants. 07475 492720
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, but brand new (NOS). UK bike. Only 2 PDI miles from new, yes 2 miles! Never registered. Nut and bolt original! Original hand book and unstamped service book. Original toolkit. Sales brochure. Original main dealer v55 aplication form v5 not applied for. I used to PDI and road test these bikes when they where new! I can vouch this bike is museum/collection perfect, even down to the original NVT black cap silencers, orange NVT oil filter, NVT mudflaps and Avon G.P tyres mthat are still fitted! Superb original and unrestored condition
Priced at £19,995 (11/6/2018)
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 (updated 11/6/18)
1953. Matching numbers. Buff log book and v5c. Original registration number. Riders handbook. Dispatch records and test sheet. Vincent owners club certificate of authenticity. Fully rebuilt engine by Conways and now well run in. Older restoration. Very original bike. Superb condition
Priced at £59,995 (11/6/2018)
1955. Non flanged alloy rims. Original and transferable registration number. Good runner. Ride or restore
Priced at £3995
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
16/9/2017 (updated 11/6/2018)
Verralls The Old Forge, Quick's Yard, off High Street, Handcross, West Sussex, RH17 6BJ. Telephone: 01444 400678. www.verralls.com
1915. 1000cc. £32,500
Matchless Model X
1937. 1000cc. £38,500
Norton Model 18
Classic Super Bikes Fleet, Hampshire. Mobile: 07809 894777
Landline: 01252 625444. firstname.lastname@example.org
1958. 594cc. Nearly Concours. 1958 was a good year and this bike proves it. Restored and rebuilt by an experienced marque specialist in Sweden and still requiring some running in, it's excellent in all regards except for the left silencer which has been damaged by a battery acid leak. Still awaiting workshop appraisal here, after which a video will be added, but we are reliably assured it runs faultlessly and the restoration work looks to be of a high standard. Matching numbers 1958 machine with all the Swedish documents in order so if it sells in the UK you'll be the first owner and we'll help with the process so it'll be trouble-free.
Triumph T120C Bonneville
1964. T120C TT Special. 650cc. Nearly Concours. Matching numbers, with TOMCC certificate. Recently fettled to perfection and it shows: first kick starting and easy idling from a smooth powerful smoke-free engine. These are rare models of course and this example is even rarer in that it not only looks good but is a joy to ride.
1979. 660cc. Excellent condition.
This remarkably original late model 700S has a lovely history to go with it's excellent condition inside and out. The document file includes a Silk Motorcycles invoice for the rare Churchgate Mouldings fairing which was factory-fitted from new, along with the engine bars. We have only seen one other Silk here with this fairing on and it's recognisable by the bespoke fittings and tidy finish. A collection of old MOTs support the low mileage and the four former keepers are recorded on old V5 and V5C documents. The bike spent a year or so in Australia with her first owner but returned to the UK and retained the original well-known Silk FNU... registration number. It's a matching numbers machine as you would expect; always two apart; and this is one of the latest (most desireable) models number 130/132 of only 138 ever to leave the factory. Mechanically excellent as you can hear, fitted with Boyer ignition, just fettled to perfection at Classic Bike Workshop Ltd, MOTd and ready to ride. The fuel tank paintwork at the front on top has cracked and been repaired to a poor standard with a 700S sticker added to hide the imperfection and another sticker has been added to the tail fairing, presumably to hide a mark too. There is an invoice for a rear rack from Silk so maybe this marked the tail fairing? It's not fitted now so we're just guessing. The pin-stripes and paintwork are all original and in excellent condition (may have been lacquered since new) so we would be reluctant to re-paint the whole thing but a bit of very sympathetic professional repair and re-touching would restore complete originality and lift condition overall to nearly concours with a bit of detailing. Specification is probably as you want it to be: cast wheels, twin front discs and right gear-change. A bit of a gem.
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)
1959. First registered in Canterbury on the 3rd of July 1959, this very attractive featherbed frame motorcycle spent the first decade of its life in Kent before moving to London. Has history in the form of the original buff cardboard logbook, several past MOT certificates & a few invoices/receipts. We are currently waiting for the latest V5C registration document to arrive from the DVLA. This bike also benefits from being MOT exempt. Priced at £6,250.
Triumph T20 Tiger Cub 200cc
1966 Ex French Army. This is one of a batch built to fulfill a French Army contract in 1966, based on Triumph's Mountain Cub. After finishing its army service, this fine lightweight was discharged into civilian life, finding its way to the Netherlands on the 30th of August 1979. Comes with latest DVLA V5C registration document bearing the number AGS 549D & is registered under the 'Historic Vehicle' for free road tax. Following many years in a dutch shed this machine started readily after the ignition condenser had been changed, & ran sweetly. Priced at £5,000.
1950. 350cc. This is an unmolested early example of AJS's famous 'Boy Racer'. As these racing bikes tended to be modified over their racing life it is most unusual to find one as authentic as this machine. One extremely fortunate person will have the opportunity of owning this machine, so don't hang around as we don't think this bike will! Priced at £24,000
1925 Triumph Model P 500cc
1925. 500cc. This attractive Vintage Triumph has been in the hands of a Bedfordshire lady since 2015, before coming to us. The model P was known as a solid & reliable machine in its day, selling in high numbers. Benefits from being a Vintage machine that is eligable for the Banbury Run & other simmilar class events. Comes with the latest DVLA V5C registration document, is registered under the 'Historic Vehicle' class for free road tax & profits from being MOT exempt. Priced at £9,250
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
16-9-2017 (updated 11/6/2018)
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 (updated 11/6/2018)
BSA Rocket Goldstar Replica
1958. Alloy tank. Clip ons. Taylor Dow top yoke. Twin leading shoe front brake. Runs like a dream. £9000 (updated 11/6/2018)
Wanted: Triumph Bonneville T120
U.K. spec 1968 or 69 model year. Full matching numbers.
07952 900268 Birmingham.
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, here’s 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.