This lovely 1937 Indian Four 437 has been in its current ownership since 1967 and is estimated to sell for £45,000 - £50,000 and is among the fantastic selection of historic and rare motorcycles for sale with H&H Classics at the National Motorcycle Museum on June 9th.
It was purchased by the vendor's wife in 1967 as a present for him and was UK registered from new. The bike was used regularly until 1983, then sent for restoration to concourse standard by Bill Healing. Restoration completed in 1984 and last road-used in 1995, started regularly until 2018. An overhauled magneto was fitted in 2018. The bike comes complete with V5c and RFO 60 continuation logbook.
It was featured in a mototcycling magazine and on the front and back cover of Harry V Suchers book ‘The Iron Redskin’
1933 New Imperial 350 Grand Prix £28,000-£32,000 owned by the man who was the inspiration for the French character Tintin.
This machine was purchased in the late 1930’s by Robert Sexé, a French journalist, traveller and adventurer who travelled extensively and often by motorcycle and was reputed to be the inspiration for the character Tintin. He kept the bike until his death in 1986, when his son sold the bike to renowned Paris collector André Kiéné. André had the bike rebuilt to its former glory and eventually sold it to the current owner in 2005
1920 Nut Model TT -£24,000 - £26,000
This much-loved 1920 Nut Model TT has been in its current ownership since 1962 and is estimated to sell for £24,000-£26,000.
It was purchased by the vendor in 1962 for £35.00 and was then professionally restored in the 1980s to concourse standard, with paperwork for work carried out.
The work was carried out using all original parts and detailed attention to the correct electrical equipment.
The current owner has been a Nut marque specialist for many years, hence the importance of originality during the restoration.
It has been used on many rallies and VMCC tours until 1995, last run five years ago. It requires light recommissioning before use. It has a current V5c and two RF60 logbooks
1914 Sparkbrook Vee Twin £22,000 -£24,000
This 1914 Sparkbrook Vee Twin is reputed to be the only one from 1914 known to have survived and is for sale with H&H Classics for an estimate of £22,000 to £24,000 on June 9th at the National Motorcycle Museum.
Restored in 2010/11 to show winning standard it has been used in many events until a few years ago and run last in 2019. It will need light recommissioning before use.
Mike Davis of H&H Classics says: “This is a handsome and very usable veteran machine. Sparkbrook is pioneer registered and has completed the run previously.”
The V5C and pioneer certificates for this bike are on file.
1980 Ducati 900SS Darmah - rare 900SS model Good original condition with just one owner since in 1990 - £11,000 - £13,000
1934 – Rudge Ulster TT Replics - £7,000 - £9,000
This 1934 Rudge Ulster TT Replica has a 4 valve head with a 1930 engine with race cam and a recent N.O.S barrel and piston. It has has been in same family since 1993
The vendor has known of this Rudge Ulster TT replica since the late 1970s when he came across it in a collection of bikes near where he lived in Surrey belonging to a Mr. Little, who in his younger days had competed in sprints on them. When Mr Little passed away about 5 years later the vendor and his father purchased the disassembled bikes and various spare parts. Racing Rudges with the VMCC in the late eighties they built this particular bike for a fellow club member using a 1934 chassis and a 1930 engine fitted with a N.O.S. barrel and piston, buying it back sometime later in a deal for another bike.
1928 Scott Flying Squirrel - £7,500 - £8,500
This Scott is a wonderful machine in very good restored condition says H&H Classics motorcycle specialist Mike Davis.