Motorcycles for Sale

Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: April 3, 2012
Categories: Motorcycles


1915 Royal Enfield 8hp Combination

The first of H&H’s new ‘Specialist Sales’ includes a mouth-watering array of no less than 95 motorcycles - arguably the best selection so far assembled by the company in its 20-year history.

The lots, which will be auctioned in the awe-inspiring setting of the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, on April 19, have been drawn from four sources as follows:

  • 33 - the collection of retired motor trader Roger Banks
  • 21 - the Wycke Hill collection
  • 13 - anonymous private collection in the West Country
  • 28 - individual lots

1951 Vincent Rapide Series C

Among the many gems are:

  • A restored 1939 Brough Superior SS80 (£45,000-50,000) that was once displayed in the window of Polo Ralph Lauren’s London premises – NB the figure of £286,000 that H&H achieved for an SS100 in 2010 remains a world record for a motorcycle at auction
  • A rare 1952 125cc LEF (£25,000-28,000) raced in period by Jim Dakin, Eric Pantlin and Dave Chadwick
  • 1951 Vincent Rapide Series C (£25,000-28,000) – an unmolested example showing just 67,000 miles from new
  • 1926 Norton Model 18 (£25,000-28,000) – a fine example of one of the company’s most successful models
  • 1913 AJS Model D (£20,000-24,000) – a veteran of 15 Pioneer runs and six London to Brighton events. Superb and rare
  • 1960 BSA Gold Star Catalina (£15,000-18,000) – restored to a high standard
  • 1915 Royal Enfield 8hp Combination (£12,000-14,000) – a delightful example in original, unrestored condition, complete with wicker sidecar
  • 1968 Cheney Triumph ISDT (£8,000-9,000) – used by Dick Sutton to win bronze in the 1968 ISDT at San Pellegrino
  • 1953 Triumph T100 Tiger (£7,500-8,500) – a lovely, restored example of the sprung-hub model
  • 1955 AJS 16MC (£2,000-3,000) – believed to have been ridden by Tom Arter in the 1955 Mitcham Vase trials event

1939 Brough Superior SS80

Further details of this fascinating sale (which also includes 83 collectors’

motorcars) and all other H&H auctions can be found at