A few pics from yesterdays' motorcycle auction by Charterhouse of Sherborne. A reasonable turn out of bidders and plenty of action from online bids. The surprise was that run of the mill machines were attracting a lot of interest, top end stuff less so and seemingly the market for number plate transfers is still alive and kicking....
|Cute 1958 DMW 200P fitted with arguably|
Villiers' best motor, the 8E, was bid to £1500
(don't forget the 10% buyers' premium). Less
than the somewhat optimistic estimate of £2200-
£2500 but it sold none-the-less.
|Very rare 1965 DMW scrambler with their own|
clone of the Villiers Starmaker lump fitted. Est
£3000-3500 and didn't meet reserve.
|Another well presented Coventry Eagle. This one a Silent|
Superb 150cc. Sold for £3000 plus premium.
|Nice wing accessory fitted to the Coventry Eagle's headlight.|
|1952 Norton ES2 was an honest bike. Needed a|
little fettling by the look of it and if it was indeed
sold at top bid of £2800 was a good buy.
|Best bike of the auction condition-wise was undoubtedly this|
1954 Matchless G9. At £4400 a good buy.
|The Matchless appeared to be very meticulously restored.|
|1959 DOT trials didn't sell. Nice bike but the over optimistic|
estimate of £3000-3500 may have contributed to this...