1959 Triumph Bonnevilles

Restored Triumph Bonnevilles up for auction

Eight Triumph Bonnevilles professionally restored by a Canberra enthusiast are coming up for auction at Shannons Late Autumn sale in Sydney on May 20. The Bonnevilles are among 18 classic motorcycles in the 55 lot vehicle and memorabilia auction. Two standout Triumphs on offer are a 1959 first year Pre-Unit Bonneville T120 650cc pictured above (UPDATE: it …

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George and Mildred Brough Superior record auction

TV and stunt bikes sell at record auction

The Brough Superior outfit used in the hit British comedy TV shows George and Mildred and Dad’s Army has sold at a record auction along with a bike owned by stunt rider Bud Ekins who did the famous fence jump in The Great Escape. Proving its star power, the 1933 Brough Superior 1096cc 11-50hp and Cruiser Sidecar …

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Dad’s Army, George & Mildred bike for auction

Dad’s Army, George & Mildred bike for auction

You stupid boy, get on your bike and check out this Brough Superior outfit used in the hit British comedy TV shows Dad’s Army and George and Mildred. The 1933 Brough Superior 1096cc 11-50hp and Cruiser Sidecar is heading to the Bonhams annual Spring Stafford Sale at the International Classic MotorCycle Show in Stafford on …

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Silent auction for dumped motorbikes

Silent auction for dumped motorbikes

“Someone’s trash could be your treasure,” Wagga Wagga says on its Facebook page about a silent auction for a bunch of rusted motorcycle parts. And they very well could be, even though they look like rusted waste. To some collectors they could be just what they need to finish a resto. According to council, the …

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MV Agusta

Massive MV Agusta collection for sale

One of the largest known collections of MV Agusta motorcycles go up for auction on Saturday (February 9, 2019), including nearly every production model since 1945. Almost 100 motorcycles and even scooters from an unnamed Italian family will go under the hammer at the Retromobile Show in Paris. Retromobile says the bikes, which include production models, factory …

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Steve McQueen 1938 Triumph Speed Twin

Steve McQueen Speed Twin sets record

Steve McQueen continues to set motorcycle records 38 years after his death with his Triumph Speed Twin fetching the highest price ever paid for that model at auction. The 1938 Triumph 5T Speed Twin 500 was estimated to fetch up to $US65,000 (about $A91,000), but sold at the Bonham’s annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction for …

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Carl Reese sets world record

Record-setting BMW K 1600 GT for auction

This record-setting BMW K 1600 GT is up for auction in Las Vegas on Australia Day (January 26, 2019) with 20% of the proceeds going to a veterans charity. The bike belongs to Carl Reese who set records for fastest USA crossing in 38 hours, 49 minutes, in August 2015, and the longest ride in …

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Ducati 900 Super Sport Shannons Spring Auction dream

Dream buys at Shannons Spring Auction

If you are in the market for a classic Ducati, a rare Honda Dream or a pristine 90th anniversary Harley-Davidson, you should check out the Shannons Sydney Spring Auction on November 5. It features is a trio of iconic and rare Ducatis, a unique Honda CE71 Dream Super Sport 250cc and a Harley 90th Anniversary …

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Sunday Husky 400 Cross Steve McQueen collectors

Steve McQueen still rates among bike collectors

Steve McQueen motorcycles and memorabilia continues to rate highly among collectors with his 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross selling for $US230,500 (A326,610) at a weekend auction. The Hollywood star and national endurance motorcycle representative rode the Husky in the closing beach scenes of the 1971 film On Any Sunday. His Husky had previously sold at a Bonham’s …

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Movie stars motorcycles up for auction

Movie stars motorcycles up for auction

Motorcycles from movies such as Easy Rider and On Any Sunday and other bikes owned by famous Hollywood stars are coming up for auction. The highlight of the Bonham’s Barber Auction at the Barber Motorsports Museum in Alabama on October 6 is Steve McQueen’s 1970 Husqvarna 400 from the cult 1971 film On Any Sunday. Movie stars Other …

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