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We are always looking to Buy Classic Bikes similar to those listed below For Sale and in our Archive. We have Cash waiting for the right machine and are also happy to assist you with the disposal of your Classic Motorcycle on a Sale or Return basis if preferred.

They do not need to be Mint or Show condition but must be genuine honest Motorcycles. If you have a machine that you are considering selling, please give us a try for a discreet, no hassle transaction.

 

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Last Updated:-  22nd January 2021

Classic Bikes / Motorcycles For Sale that are Arriving into Stock Shortly

BSA DBD34 Gold Star Clubman; 1957; Despatched to Dealer, Reg Smith in Grays, Essex on 12th September 1957 as a DBD34 Clubman; still wears its original Essex Registration number; engine & frame numbers match the factory records but the crankcase is from a B31 stamped with the original engine number so it probably had a catastrophic engine failure at some point; RRT2 gearbox; GP Carb; Dunlop Alloy front rim and a Borrani at the rear; beautifully restored some years ago and still stunning

Norton Rotary Commander; 1992; Metallic Red; 2 owners from new the first being a well known Motorcycle Journalist who owned it until 2018; 43,000 miles; engine has been completely overhauled and Molly'd by Richard Negus which is all documented; runs and rides as it should; previously supplied by ourselves

AJS Model 18; 1950; Rigid / Tele's; all original numbers including transferable registration with Club Certificate; Buff Log Book; many old Tax discs going back to 1955; fully restored to a very high standard by the late Gordon Mycock some time ago but still in really excellent order throughout; Apologies to all that have enquired about this machine but it is going to be a bit delayed before going on sale due to the fact that the engine is mechanically a little noisier than we would have liked so it is going to be stripped and checked through, we suspect that the Big End requires replacement.

 

 Classic Motorcycles / Bikes For Sale. 

We have predominantly Classic British Motorcycles For Sale but all types and make of Classic Bikes are catered for. Part exchanges are welcome.

 

Ariel Classic Motorcycles For Sale

Ariel KH500 Twin for sale

1952; very nicely restored around 20 years ago but kept in really very good order by the father and latterly son owners; looks very correct; starts easily; runs and rides extremely well with everything working fine; very nice example throughout         5,650

Ariel NH350 for sale;

1954; older high quality restoration that is now showing its age in a couple of places with the odd small chip and mark but still very smart & presentable; very correct looking machine that starts easily, runs and rides extremely well; I've enjoyed a couple of very pleasant rides out on this lovely old machine; front tyre has plenty of tread but is a little perished and the charging is currently not working hence price                SOLD

 

BMW Motorcycles For Sale

BMW R100CS for sale;

1983 , Dream Machine paint job; Luggage Set; Toolkit; Handbook; original unused First Aid kit & Frame Lock; really lovely condition albeit clearly not mint because it has been used but it is truly wonderfull mechanically with one of the smoothest R100 engines I've experienced; properly sorted and it is a spoked wheels model still with the correct chrome spokes; Recent top-end overhaul with stainless push rod tubes new gaskets (by Steve Scriminger, well known BMW Specialist) and unleaded conversion; new Continental Classic Attack tyres which cost 310 alone; stainless fasteners; Kehine front pipes with Breakwell and Green handmade silencers; Koni Diala-rides with stainless top covers; tubular fork brace; large pile of receipts and literature; the correct lkater style Rocker Covers could be made available if preferred; you will struggle to find a better one; they look really good value when compared to the R90S          Reduced to   6,850

BMW K1200RS; 1997; Yellow with Chequer pattern; completely original; 58,000 miles but you wouldn't believe it to look at it and ride it, it looks more like 15k miles; excellent service history with BMW Specialists; BMW Panniers; Toolkit; handbook; superb machine in their day and still impresses now; lovely example of the first of them            2,795

BMW R100RS for sale;

1993; Metallic Black; 32,000 miles from new; truly superb condition throughout; it really must be one of, if not the best example available anywhere; very substantial and extremely detailed history file with bills and stamped service book; detailed log of all works carried out as well; original books and tools, Corbyn single seat fitted but original twin seat in very good condition is with it; extra prop stand; Krauser Panniers                SOLD

 

BSA Motorcycles For Sale

BSA A65 Thunderbolt for sale;

 1962; Red/Chrome Tank; not purist correct but a very pretty machine that runs well; SRM High Flow Oil Pump; clutch just fully rebuilt; very shiny indeed but not Concours; excellent value at                4,750

BSA B50SS for sale;

1971; Matching Numbers; very original and smart looking machine that runs and rides well; clearly it isn't mint with various chips and marks that have mostly been touched in; the tank is a slightly different shade of red but isn't obvious; recent new Carburettor, Chain & Sprockets, Front Brake Shoes, Stainless Rims & Spokes, extended front brake levers, seperate oil filter, PES Clutch Pressure Plate and Sump Plate; Boyer Ignition; Speedo works but reads pretty exactly half of the actual road speed         6,195

BSA A65 Thunderbolt for sale;

1972; Matching Numbers; UK Supplied Machine and Home Market Spec; Extensively rebuilt at huge expense (with Invoices) in recent times including an engine rebuild by SRM Engineering to include their 'End Feed Conversion & High output oil pump; Boyer Electronic Ignition; Oil Filter Kit; Light Clutch due to SRM end plate; starts easily; runs and rides very well; not mint but extremely smart & presentable; previously supplied by ourselves;           SOLD

 

 

Ducati Motorcycles For Sale

Ducati Desmosedici RR for sale;

2008; Number 24 of 1,500; 7,900 miles; Supplied by and Full 'Pro Twins' Service History; 2 owners; Original Bill of Sale from 2008; lovely example with all books, spare keys and Race Exhuast fitted but road system is with it; this breath taking machine is a real missile; true Classic and now very collectible; the last owner told me to think of 'Star Trek' when you crack the throttle open and that is very appropriate indeed           52,500

 

Honda Classic Motorcycles For Sale

Collection of Classic Hondas being sold directly by a friend of a friend of ours in Devon (please contact him directly with any enquiries)

Honda CB750 K7, 1976, 5,500; Honda CB700SC, 1984, 3,500; Honda CB1000 Custom; 1983, 4,500; Honda GB250, 1990, 2,300. Please contact Alex Eltringham directly with any enquiries on:- 07966 887701 or email at:- alexander.eltringham@sky.com     

 

Matchless Classic Motorcycles For Sale

Matchless G12 for sale;

1956 frame fitted with a 1959 engine and cycle parts;  cosmetically it can best be described as presentable but mechanically it is really very nice; it starts easily, runs and rides extremely well and is largely oil tight; the engine is sweet, the gearbox has recently been rebuilt using Commando spec Superblend bearings; magneto rebuilt by Dave Lindsley a few years back so it starts well hot and cold; Dynamo overhauled with solid state regulator so it charges fine; recent new Concentric Carburettor; even the brakes work remarkably well for one of these machines; one spoke is broken/missing in the rear wheel; recently had a new stainless front wheel and spokes; the paintwork is a home job and therefore heavily flawed; the chrome is pitting in places such as the tank panels where some chrome has lifted and the rear wheel rim is pitted although not heavily; in summary this is a really nice riders machine but certainly no show bike; I really enjoyed my 20 or so mile ride on it; previously supplied by ourselves; excellent value 650cc twin            SOLD

Matchless G3LS 'Deluxe' for sale

1957; Black with chrome panels on tank; nicely restored some time ago; starts very easily, usually first kick',; runs and rides well; Buff Card Log Book from Northern Ireland and current V5c naturally; the wiring could do with either replacing or tidying up; the lights work and dynamo seems to be putting out a charge but it doesn't appear to be getting to the battery and there is no horn currently fitted hence price            SOLD

 

Moto Guzzi Classic Motorcycles For Sale

Moto Guzzi V50 Mk2 for sale;

1980; this machine has just benefited from a considerable amount of expenditure to re-commission it after a period long term storage; this included full new stainless exhaust system, carb rebuild kits, brake caliper overhaul, new rear tyre, new piston rings, fuel taps and much more; it appears to be fundementally sound, everything appears to work fine, it goes well and it rode quite well on a 12 or so mile road test but it will now need using and some further fettling in that the carburation is not quite right (running rich on the right pot) and I'm sure other things will pop up when it goes back inot regular service;  we just don't have the time etc so it is being sold as a running project; the paintwork on the tank & side panels is far from perfect but overall this machine is a very presentable lightweight that is excellent value for money;              SOLD

 

Moto Morini Classic Motorcycles For Sale

Moto Morini 350 Strada for sale;

1976; desireable early Spoked Wheels and Drum front brake model; apart from a nice 2 into 1 chrome exhaust this machine looks to be very original; just had cambelt changed; starts easily; runs and rides very well; the machine present very well and is in really nice order throughout                SOLD

 

Norton Classic Motorcycles For Sale             

Norton Commando 961SE for sale;

2013; Number 136 of the original 200 Special Edition models built with lots of Carbon Fibre (including wheels) and other 'trick' bits; these original ones have to be a future Classic especially now!; 700 miles and serviced twice (first time at Norton Works) in that time; intermediate silencers fitted that look standard but are slightly louder and more free flowing to improve midrange performance (apparently), originals available; Book Pack, 2 Keys and Invoices; dry use only; truly superb throughout; previously supplied by ourselves          Reduced to:-  11,500

Norton 88 Dominator for sale

1953; Matching Numbers; extremely early UK Home Market supplied machine; it has come to us fresh from a high quality restoration; very correct looking but not 100% purist correct in that it has some subtle upgrades the most noticeable of which is the later alloy head fitted plus a new Monobloc Carburettor and a later camshaft all to aid engine performance to help it keep up with modern traffic; it came to us from a very long standing customer who is a very well respected Norton collector and who had intended it for his own use as a regular Club Run etc rider but due to his advancing years is now struggling to kick start bikes; after the photos were taken I took it for a very enjoyable and gentle 18 mile ride where it performed pretty much perfectly; it didn't leave a drip of oil under it on my return; the clutch is super light; really lovely                    7,995

Norton 88 Dominator for sale;

1954; not matching numbers but very close; starts easily; runs and rides well with everything working including the charging etc but it does smoke a bit and priced accordingly although perfectly useable as it is; UK road registered in 1976 so currently on a 'P suffix' registration number; much cosmetic restoration work completed very recently so presenting very well excellent value                HELD

Norton 650SS for sale;

1962; Matching Numbers; Green Card Log Book; original registration; very substantial history file with receipts going back around 30 years and even some MOT's from the 1970's; extremely correct & smart looking machine that runs and rides very well; as it is an older restoration it is no longer Concours; Cover & Feature Bike in Real Classic Magazine November 2017; starts easily; runs and rides well; previously supplied by ourselves                 SOLD

 

Sunbeam Classic Motorcycles For Sale

Sunbeam S8 for sale;

1951; older restoration but still in really excellent order both mechanically and cosmetically; starts very easily; runs and rides extremely well with a really strong & surprisingly willing engine; tinware correct and metal; previously supplied by ourselves            5,250

 

Triumph Classic Motorcycles For Sale  

Triumph TR6R Trophy for sale;

1968 Model; Despatched to Triumph Corporation, Baltimore, USA on the 6th November 1967; Matching Numbers; recently comprehensively restored to a high standard; looks superb, runs & rides beautifully with an extremely sweet engine; electronic ignition; Stainless Rims & Spokes; sadly, the wrong type of fuel tap washer has been which caused a leak on the tank on the neaside around the tap and has damaged the paint which has now been touched in and naturally the correct washer used so the problem is resolved but the damage to the paint is just visible as can be seen in the photos; the handlebars are clearly the originals and whilst serviceable, they are not up to the standard of the rest of the bike; otherwise it is hard to fault                8,750

Triumph Tiger 110 for sale;

1954; Shell Blue; not matching numbers; we suspect that the frame was changed at some time before 1982 because it is now fitted with an identical frame but one that we are advised was used originally on 1955 Thunderbird according to the frame number; both the engine and the frame numbers on the machine itself look original and match those on the V5c; it has come from a 'Deceased Estate' and has therefore been unused for some time but it is now up and running fine, it even charges well; clearly an old restoration and well used since so a bit scruffy in places mainly paintwork but it looks very correct even down to the 'Piecrust' (1 year only) front brake and 5 fin T110 head; Speedometer needle does not operate although the odometer and trip meter do; there is some damage around the lower headlight rim area of the Nacelle which is not imnediately obvious or visible; starts easily and goes very well indeed; Ride or Restore machine and an excellent value pre-unit Triumph big twin                           5,850

Triumph T120 Bonneville Replica for sale;

1960; original registration; older extremely well documented detailed professional restoration by a Triumph Specialist; looks very authentic even down to the chopped Monobloc Carbs with remote float, pre-unit T120 Head and QD Headlight; it certainly goes like a Bonneville as well and is a pleasure to ride;  has been in regular use so is clearly no longer mint with touched up chips here and there etc and some chrome pitting; engine is stamped with a T120 Prefix (not an original facttory stamping) and matching the frame number but it is believed to have started life as a 6T; starts easily, runs and rides extremely well; previously supplied by ourselves; superb value as you really do get the full T120 experience at not far off half price and this machine is far more 'correct' than many of the 'genuine' examples around             8,250

Triumph TRW for sale;

1955; Road Registered in 1970 so clearly de-mobbed then; Magneto ignition; Concentric Carb fitted (original is with it) and geared up to make it a lovely road machine (these two mods are very well worth doing as it transforms them; starts very easily; runs and rides really well; some crude repair work has previously been carried out on the leading eldge of the tank by the headstock otherwise perfectly presntable and a very sweet little machine that is a joy to ride; previously supplied by ourselves                6,000

Triumph Tiger 80 Replica for sale;

originally a 1944 3HW but has been completely and very well converted to full Tiger 80 spec including a genuine Tiger 80 Chrome tank; looks fabulous and rides extremely well; speedometer works but the odometer doesn't hence the reading of 53 miles; it has done more but we don'tknow how much;             9,750

Triumph T120 Bonneville for sale;

1969; Olympic Flame & Silver; Matching Numbers; Home Market machine; this machine has been used very regularly and extensively since its restoration 7 years ago but has been impeccably manintained, therefore it still runs and rides beautifully and is extremely smart but clearly not mint; previously supplied by ourselves                    SOLD

 

Triumph T140ES Electro Bonneville for sale;

fully functioning Electric Starter 1981; Matching Numbers; Candy Red with Smoked Black; Home Market Spec; really very lovely example throught, mechanically and cosmetically; rides beatifully                SOLD

 

 Velocette Motorcycles  For Sale

Velocette Mk1 KTP/KSS for sale;

1930; started life as a KTP; this cammy has received a good & comprehensive KSS engine uprate, from a famous and highly respected  Velo man, which includes a genuine cylinder head; magneto and associated components; very smart machine that has been regulalrly used including the Banbury run etc; starts easily with a sweet engine        11,500

Velocette Venom Clubman for sale;

1960 Venom Clubman frame; 1959 Venom engine fitted; original transferable registration; purchased as a restored machine by the last owner 4 years ago but has had an extraordinary amount of work and money spent (in the region of 7k) on it since to make it a superbly sorted and extremely useable machine; Quaiffe 5 speed gearbox in original casing, modern self generating BTH Magneto; Thurston Belt Primary Drive and Clutch; Full professional engine rebuild including Big End etc by James Holland of JHS Racing in Keynsham; it was ridden 50 or so miles to us by its last owner and amazingly, didn't dip any oil on its arrival when parked up; Indicators and Vincent straight handlebars fitted but Clipons are with it if preferred; Thruxton oil and fuel tank; Clubman seat fitted but a Thruxton seat is also with it for that Thruxton look; TLS front brake; superb example throughout            13,850

Velocette Valiant for sale;

1957; very nice condition throughout; starts increadibly easily; runs and rides really well; not purist correct because the engine covers are missing and the toolboxes are not the correct type but they are available; everything works except the speedo as the cable is broken and they are apparently currently not available; Oil Pressure Guage fitted; remarkably oil tight for a Velocette!                         2,995

 

Velocette Venom Thruxton (Seymour Production Racer) for sale;

Fully Road Registered with current V5c albeit not until 1979 when Seymour stopped racing it; one of two machines purchased by Ralph Seymour from Matt Holder, the then new owner of the Velocette Company and then fully prepared for Racing in the 1975 Production TT including Fath Head Conversion, lightened valve gear, rocker return springs, Wader Magneto, 10.6 to 1 Compression (now standard Thruxton compression ratio) and the entire engine was Blueprinted, it would apparently rev to 7,200 rpm at the time; it is recorded that Fred Whalton & Danny Shimmin rode the machine in the 1976 Production TT and achieved the 3rd fastest lap at 93.5 mph not bad at all bearing in mind that the competition featured mainly modern multicylinder machines; featured with a double page picture in Ivan Rhodes book; basically unrestored so has the odd 'battle scar' here abdthere; lots of History/Provenance and period photos; owned by Ray Thurston 'Thruxton Registrar' for 27 years; this is a very rare opportunity to purchase a very special Velocette Thruxton; full lighting equipment with dynamo is fitted and a clear nose cone is with it also; previously owned/used and supplied by ourselves            SOLD

 

 

Yamaha Classic Motorcycles For Sale

Yamaha RS200 for sale;

1980; Electric Starter; very nice little lightweight machine that runs and rides very well indeed, in fact it is quite lively and a lot of fun; the engine is very sweet and everything works well; looks to be very original although some parts are now painted that would originally have been chromed; the last owner changed the speedometer for one that looks almost correct but actually reads slow so we would recommend putting stickers on the glass until the correct unit can be sourced, the original mileage appears to have been transposed to the replacement instrument; the rear seat pad is easily removed to expose the carrier (see second photo above); previously supplied by ourselves                1,850

Yamaha XS750 DOHC Shaft for sale;

1977; Matching Numbers; 21,000 miles from new; UK Supplied Machine; Handbook, Toolkit, original Bill of Sale, period Brochure and extensive history file mof MOT's; timewarp unrestored and original condition; correct genuine Yamaha exhausts; this machine has to be one of if not the best unrestored example available; it clearly isn't Concours because it is 43 years old and unrestored but it is truly remarkable; lovely to ride; will be featured in Real Classics magazine shortly;  excellent value when compared to the equivalent Honda & Kawasaki           3,850

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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