Ledbury Motorbike Auction takes place this weekend with £30,000 Vincent Rapide up for grabs
Hundreds of classic and vintage motorcycles are up for grabs in Herefordshire this weekend. It will be the largest motorcycle sale in the country, according to the event’s organizer auctioneers, HJ Pugh & Co.
Over 250 lots will go under the hammer at Ledbury at 10am on Saturday morning February 19. Auctioneer Henry Biss expects a very busy day.
“The phones kept ringing,” he said. It will be even busier on the day of the sale. “Agents will be calling from all over the world, and we’ve had bids over the phone, others have left bids after viewing this week, and of course we’ll have people bidding in person.”
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Bikers will be spoiled for choice. From your vintage British models, Italian kings of speed and all-American Harley Davidsons, buyers are lining up.
“We have Ducatis, Moto Guzzis, Japanese bikes, about 50 British bikes, like Triumphs, BSAs and Nortons, mostly 1950s models,” Henry said. “The oldest we have is an ex-1915 military Douglas flat tank, which still bears its military stampings.”
You’re going to have to have deep pockets or deep passion if you want to shell out £30,000 for one of the most valuable lots at auction: a Vincent Rapide. “Few of them were made,” Henry said, “and they’re very collectible.”
Bidding begins at the HJ Pugh & Co auction house in Ledbury at 10am on Saturday. The viewing continues until the sale.
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