Rare Historic Motorbikes for sale at the NMM Auction on June 9th

Led by 1914 Sparkbrook Vee Twin - The only 1914 example known to survive

27/04/2021    

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1914 Sparkbrook Vee Twin

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.

 

Indian Four Motorcycle

1937 Indian Four 437 Motorcycle

Two more interesting bikes in this sale are the lovely Indian above and the Nut below from the same private collector.

The 1937 Indian Four 437 has been in its current ownership since 1967 and is estimated to sell for £45,000 - £50,000.

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’.

It will need recommissioning before use.

Nut Model TT Motorcycle

 

1920 Nut Model TT Motorcycle

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.

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