Vintage Motorcycles on Charterhouse Auction


A BIG selection of classic and vintage motorcycles are due to be auctioned this month, some up to £ 35,000.

Charterhouse will host the auction at the Haynes International Motor Museum on Thursday, October 14 at 12 noon.

Classic Motorcycle Specialist and Appraiser George Beale said: “There is a great selection of bikes in all shapes, sizes and conditions.

“What everyone appreciates about our auctions is the wide variety of machines on offer and with estimates ranging from £ 100 to £ 35,000 there is certainly something for every collector or bike enthusiast.”

The auction includes projects, riders and exhibition bikes.

Perhaps the most unique motorcycle at the auction is a 1981 Honda CB110 N. It was bought by a young man without his parents’ approval. When he was delivered, his father told him he couldn’t ride it.

1981 Honda CB110 N. Photo: Chartreuse

As a result, he was taken to a zero mile shed where he remained until recently.

Forty years later and still at zero kilometers, and with its original fiscal disc, this timeless Honda is sold without reservation.

From a deceased estate in Devon, a former barn delivered a collection of Velocette motorcycles and several engines, frames and spare parts. Dating from the 1940s to the 1960s, all are sold without reservation.

Also from a deceased estate is a Vincent Rapide Series C. Affectionately known as Sir Costalot, due to the money the previous owner lavished on him, he is estimated at £ 25-30,000.

Additionally, a 1953 Matchless G45 racing motorcycle and a 1998 Ducati 916 Infostrada Carl Fogarty racing replica both go under the hammer.

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