For sale: 1952 350cc Matchless G3L. This classic and very worthy British single was first registered in Bath, 10th July 1952. The frame, engine and gearbox are original. Engineer maintained, we hear, but being sold simply to reduce a collection. The old green cardboard logbook is present, ditto for past MOT certificates and the latest DVLA V5C registration document. The bike is registered as "Historic", so it's road tax and MOT exempt. Andy's price? £5,850 www.andybuysbikes.com


October 2019


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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.


We don't update this feature anywhere near as often as we'd like. But then, the economy is still just trickling along at present. There really isn't a whole lot happening, and prices are all over the place. So just be patient, if you will, and keep checking.


These adverts are FREE on Sump. Just send us a decent snap or two plus the relevant details and we'll handle the rest. Ads will stay live for a month or so (or three) and then they'll come down unless you notify us otherwise. Meanwhile, keep buying and selling. That's what makes the wheels go round.







We've made a small selection of lots that will be going under the hammer at the bike sales listed below. Don't read anything significant into our choice. These are just motorcycles that, for one reason or another, have caught our attention. We'll update the lots as and when they sell.



Spring Stafford Sale

Stafford Showground

Weston Rd, Stafford ST18 0BD

Sunday 28th April 2019



Greeves Challenger for sale

c1964 Greeves Challenger

Lot 204N
246cc. Not UK registered

Frame number: 24MX1 228

Engine number: GPA1 209
£2,000 - £3,000
€2,300 - €3,500

Bultaco Lobito for sale
c1969 Bultaco 75cc
Lobito Mk3 Nacional

Lot 208N
Not UK registered

Frame number: B-5900797

Engine number: M-5900797
£1,200 - £1,800
€1,400 - €2,100

Triumph TR6 Trophy for sale

1962 Triumph TR6 Trophy

Lot 309
Ex-Bud Ekins; 1962 ISDT Gold Medal-winning, 1962 Triumph 649cc TR6SS Trophy
Registration number: YSU 295

Frame number: D17866

Engine number: TR6SS D17866
£20,000 - £30,000
€23,000 - €35,000

1930 Ariel Model G for sale

1930 Ariel Model G

Lot 339
497cc. Registration number: TX 9827

Frame number: 8639

Engine number: K8091 T
£7,000 - £10,000
€8,100 - €12,000

BSA B50 and B25 for sale

1971 BSA B50/B25 Gold Star

Lot 328

247cc. Gold Star

Registration number: MRC 972K

Frame number: B50SS HE15532

Engine number: XC8689B25 S

£1,000 - £1,500
€1,200 - €1,700

Buell Cyclone for sale

1999 Buell Cyclone M2

Lot 404
1,200cc. Not UK registered

Frame number: 4M2KS56J923320012

Engine number. KS562320012
£3,000 - £3,400
€3,500 - €3,900

Royal Enfield Interceptor for sale

1969 Royal Enfield Interceptor

Lot 411
736cc Interceptor Series II
Registration number: YPG 56G

Frame number: 5527

Engine number: IB1168
£7,000 - £9,000
€8,100 - €10,000

Francis barnett motorcycle for sale

1928 Francis Barnett
Lot 443
172cc Super Sport TT Model 9
Registration number: WK 6388

Frame number: 16754

Engine number: BZ5529
£2,000 - £4,000
€2,300 - €4,600



Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa - Del Monte Golf Course, 1 Old Golf Course Road Monterey, CA 93940

Thursday - Saturday

15th - 17th August 2019






National Motorcycle Museum
Coventry Road
West Midlands
B92 0EJ UK


Tuesday 30th July 2019




1934 Sunbeam Model 95R

Lot: no number yet assigned
1934 Sunbeam Model 95R
Frame number: Not Visible
Engine number: 95R.EX268
Cubic capacity: 493cc
MOT: Exempt

Estimate:£33,000 - £35,000

1959 BSA A10 Golden Flash

Lot: no number yet assigned
Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000
Registration No:743 RTW
Frame number: FA715921
Engine number: DA107408
Cubic capacity: 650cc
MOT: Exempt

1955 Vincent Black Knight
Lot: no number yet assigned
Estimate: £40,000 - £45,000
Registration number: 641 GMF
Frame number: RD12958F
Engine number: F10AB/2/11058
Cubic capacity: 998
MOT: Exempt




1969 Egli Vincent

For sale. 1200cc. Black and gold. Only 700 miles. Specification: Egli Vincent (JMC built in England), nickel frame, black engine, twin plug heads, ported and gas flowed, electronic ignition, Dellorto 34mm carburettors, electric starter, Alton alternator, 5-speed gearbox, Ceriani front forks, Fontana 4-leading shoe front brake, Fontana 2-leading shoe rear brake. A superb machine, draws a crowd whenever parked, sounds like real machine should, rides as if on rails, loads of torque and fast—a dream machine! A very reluctant sale. No test rides given unless full payment made first (more photo's and details available if required).
Price £44,750. Email: tommycool@talktalk.net

BSA DBD34 for sale1957 BSA DBD34 Gold Star
For sale, complete bike but less engine and primary drive. Converted for race use by Eddie Dow in the early 60's, race use ever since so not registered with DVLA but original buff log book present and number has not been reassigned. Lots of rare bits including Superleggera top yoke and damper rod conversion, Duetto 2LS brake in 190mm hub, ali petrol and central oil tanks, needle roller type gearbox with Quaife 5 speed conversion, Morad ali rims with stainless spokes plus more. Everything in good to excellent condition. Bike located Medway, Kent. Asking price £6750. Phone 07724 598099. rja52@yahoo.com

Sunbeam S7 for saleSunbeam 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

Kawasaki Z1 for saleKawasaki KZ1

900cc. Needs fettling. Been standing. £4,750

Portsmouth, Hants. 07475 492720




Norton Commando for saleNorton Commando
750cc. No longer sparking. £6,000

Portsmouth, Hants. 07475 492720




Matchless G12 for saleMatchless G12

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: laser7@hotmail.co.uk 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)

Vincent Rapide
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)

Matchless G80S
1955. Non flanged alloy rims. Original and transferable registration number. Good runner. Ride or restore
Priced at £3995


Moto Guzzi Le Mans
MK2 CX100

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

Indian Boardtracker
1915. 1000cc. £32,500





Matchless Model X

1937. 1000cc. £38,500





Norton Model 18


1934. £14,750




Classic Super Bikes Fleet, Hampshire. Mobile: 07809 894777
Landline: 01252 625444. csb@classicsuperbikes.co.uk

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.

Price: £13,500


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.

Price: £17,950


Silk 700S
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.

Price: £13,950

Andy Tiernan Old Railway Station, Station Road, Framlingham, Nr. Woodbridge, Suffolk. IP13 9EE. Tel +44 (0)1728 724321
andybuysbikes@aol.com (Viewing strictly by appointment)

Norton ES2

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

Triumph TR6C

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: 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.

Triumph T100R/C

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

Sunbeam S7
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.

07788 316911



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Buying a motorcycle?

Check our quick guide and reduce the chances of getting ripped-off




1. Know exactly who you're buying from. That means you'll want to compare the name on the log book with any other ID that the seller is willing to provide. How's that? Too embarrassed to ask for supporting ID? Okay. Then just take a chance. It's your money. Tip: ask for a utility bill. And yes, anything can be faked. You'll just have to be as vigilant as possible. And if the seller's name isn't on the log book, find out why. Either way, get the seller's name. As for fingerprints, that might be going too far. But it depends on how much is at stake here. So if an opportunity to get some dabs comes your way, you might at least consider it. Being ripped-off hurts.


2. Take a snapshot of the seller. So okay, almost no one is going to actually do this; certainly not when face-to-face with a prospect.

But if you've got a helmet camera or a dashboard camera, leave it running when you meet. Either way, pretty much no rip-off artist will let you have his mugshot.

But if you're contemplating a long-distance sale, use Skype to get a look at the person who's after your cash. Skype is simple to set up (for both parties), and you can record your conversation with additional software (often free on the web). Most legitimate sellers won't mind. But okay, some will. Once again, you'll have to decide if you want to take a chance.


3. Take a friend to witness the transaction, ideally someone fairly big and competent looking. If you make the deal at a private house, try and ascertain that the seller really lives there. More than once, people have used false addresses coupled with stolen bikes and forged documents. So look for evidence of genuine habitation (hint: ask to use the loo or something). But NEVER meet someone at a remote location or somewhere that in any way looks or feels wrong. If you must, you might ask a local bike dealer to witness the sale; for a small consideration. Some will oblige.


Beware of Western Union


4. Beware of any unusual payment instructions or conditions—and reject anything that has the words "WESTERN UNION" on it. Bank transfers can also be dodgy. Ditto for PayPal. Once again, we favour hard cash, on the nail, with a witness—and then immediately take the bike away together with the relevant documents.


5. Don't send money without seeing the bike. Up close. And personal. It's easy to get over excited about a particular sale. However, that excitement tends to cloud rational judgement. So at the very least, talk to a friend; ideally a non-biking friend who will look at the deal and the conditions more objectively.


6. Does the seller have a landline or just a mobile phone/cell phone? Once again, you're looking for more evidence of habitation. Landlines aren't foolproof. But they score more points in favour of the seller. Whatever number you get, run it online and see what happens.


7. Did you check the bike online? No? Well run a search before you visit a seller. Where was the motorcycle advertised? When? What's the email address? Etc. A Google reverse image search is a useful tool. It will check if the picture appears elsewhere—but it's not foolproof. Just be alert.


8. Is the bike as described? Do your homework. And we repeat, ask how long the seller has owned it? Long-term ownership usually turns up spares, manuals, receipts, etc. If the seller has none of this, find a good reason why not. And if the bike has no log book, or if the log book is in the post, our advice is to abandon the sale. Just tell the seller you'll come back when the documents are in order.


Dodgy motorcycle numberplates


9. Does the seller has a vehicle on the driveway? Okay. Take the registration number. Discreetly. And apply the same caution to a male or female seller (although we've never actually encountered a female con artist; not as far as motorcycle sales are concerned). If you have any doubts about the address, you might consider accidentally turning up at the house next door and asking for the seller by name. See if the neighbours don't know him or her. Could be very revealing.


10. Any doubts, misgivings, fears, apprehensions or suspicion, just walk away. You can always call the seller when out of reach and politely explain your concerns. If the seller doesn't accept this, move on to the next bike.


11. New or old, you might want to HPI check the bike and see what it turns up. It will cost a tenner or so, but could be the best tenner you ever spent.


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