How would you like to ride a Rocket that once belonged to James Bond?
Well, it was actually a 1969 BSA Rocket III motorcycle Aussie James Bond star George Lazenby used to commute to shooting his one and only Bond flick, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, at Pinewood Studios in the UK.
But still, it would be great to say you rode James Bond’s Rocket!
A collector of British motorcycles, the new owner purchased the Rocket III with a view to restoring it to its former glory.
The BSA underwent a full program of restoration. The motorcycle was subject to an engine and gearbox rebuild, new chrome, and a repaint. During the restoration the sidecar was discarded and it is now in great condition for the new owner.
Realising the BSA Rocket III was a particularly early model from its distinctive registration number POP 950G and the numbers stamped on the frame, the collector contacted the BSA Owners Club who found in their records George Lazenby was the very first owner.
Having enjoyed and restored this classic British bike for the past few years, the owner, who lives in Kent, is now selling the BSA Rocket III to help fund the purchase of another property.
Charterhouse Auctioneers expect it could fetch £25,000-30,000.
With the COVID-19 virus outbreak, this Charterhouse auction of nearly 100 classic and vintage motorcycles will be conducted live on the internet via www.charterhouse-bikes.com, along with telephone bidding and absentee commission bids.