Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
There's a couple of Vincent books being sold at discount prices at the moment. Both are excellent books and stone cold bargains.
First up is Philippe Guyony's 'Vincent Motorcycles. The Untold Story since 1946' published by Veloce. Originally selling at £100 this is now being offered at various stores for around the £30 mark. It's a magnificent 400 page tome, well researched, written and sumptuously illustrated. Given that it is the untold story the main focus is on developments outside of the factory and mainly after the Stevenage doors were closed. Egli Vincents naturally feature heavily, but there is also a lot of good information on the various attempts at marque revival, racing machines and the characters involved with the brand. I could be churlish and say that the untold story is of water scooters, cyclemotors, lawnmowers and imported NSUs but I guess that is another untold story altogether and one that very few want to read about! Really though, a fantastic book: if you like old bike books and have anything more than a passing interest in Vincents then snap this up quick time whilst it is available at a bargain price.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
|I was rather in love with this 1928 Harley Peashooter. A bike
very seldom seen in the UK. The condition was beautiful and
the hammer price at £12000 was a steal. Quite gutted I didn't
have the readies to buy it.
|Peashooter power plant.
|The restoration work on the Peashooter appeared
to be of excellent quality.
|And the flip side of the Peashooter.
|The svelte lines of a Vintage Scott.
|1937 BSA Empire Star 250cc obviously needed a bit of work
but what a lovely genuine original bike. It would be a crime to
restore it. £3400 was the hammer price.
|Something a bit different. You don't see many Norton featherbed
framed off roaders. Unfortunately it didn't attract a buyer.
|Power plant of an NSU 251 OSL. A very rare
bike in the UK and in lovely condition. £4300
seemed a good price.
|Another lovely original bike that one can only
pray will stay in its original paint. A 1935
New Imperial Model 40 350cc. One of the very
well thought of range of unit construction New
Imps of the thirties. A snip at £3200.
|1957 Moto Guzzi ohc 175cc Lodola. Someone
took home a sweet bike for £1500.
|This Norton fetched a good price - £3400 for a WD 16H model
in need of plenty of work and parts.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Monday, September 7, 2020
|Sweet Ariel KH500.
|Honda UJM 4 with the Rickman treatment.
|A beast of a Norvin.
|Ariel NH350 dans son jus as the French say.
|Early post war BSA M33 is the perfect practical
girder forked bike if you want pre-war style with
post-war daily useability.
Friday, September 4, 2020
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
|Jawa M90 brochure page 2.