Number Plate

Early motorcycle number plate sets record

One of the earliest motorcycle number plates to come to public auction, ‘4’, has sold at auction for $150,000, setting a Victorian record. The plates sold at the weekend Shannons Motorclassica plate auction and was only tipped to fetch up to $80,000. There are two because motorcycles used to have a front number plate as …

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If you are looking for some affordable, restored classics you can ride away, there are seven on the block at the upcoming Shannons Sydney Winter Auction on August 26 – most with ‘no reserve’.

Ride away on classic motorcycles

If you are looking for some affordable, restored classics you can ride away, there are seven on the block at the upcoming Shannons Sydney Winter Auction on August 26 – most with ‘no reserve’. The highlight for British motorcycle enthusiasts is a 1970 650cc Triumph Bonneville T120R (photo above), presented in restored condition and expected to …

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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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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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1919 Indian - winter auction

Collector motorcycles in winter auction

Two old Indians, a rare one-family-owned 1934 Harley-Davidson, classic dirt bikes and racing bikes are up for grabs at the annual Shannons Winter Auction on Monday (July 17, 2017). Shannons says the standout is a circa-1919 Indian Power Plus 1000cc V-Twin Solo from a private collection. It is one of only a handful of early …

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British 1933 Brough SS80 australia

Brough gems to stay in Australia

A pair of British Brough Superior motorcycles from the early 1930s have sold at the Shannons Melbourne Summer Auction above estimates and are staying in Australia. While the Broughs had some non-original parts, they still sold well above their estimated values, showing how desirable these still bikes are. An Australian-delivered 1933 Brough SS80 (pictured above) that …

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British 1933 Brough SS80 australia

Bargain British Broughs at auction

A pair of highly-desirable British Brough Superior motorcycles from the early 1930s are the highlight of the Shannons Melbourne Summer Auction on December 5. Brough motorcycles have been setting record prices of more than half-a-million dollars overseas yet these are estimated to sell for under $100,000. Already there is international buyer interest. The price-limiting factor …

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Honda 750 K1 auction time

Time to buy a motorcycle at auction?

If you’ve ever wanted to buy a bike at auction, it might be time to consider as there are eight interesting motorcycles and two scooters available at the annual Shannons Late Autumn Sydney Auction on Monday (May 30 2016). Among the motorcycles on offer this time is the very desirable 1970 Honda CB 750 KI …

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1927 Harley-Davidson 8-Valve Racer with sidecar

Rare Harley-Davidson sets auction record

A rare barn-find Harley-Davidson racing outfit that was literally locked away in dry storage for the past 50 years has set an Australian auction record of $600,000. But the best news for enthusiasts is that the Internationally sought-after circa-1927 FHA 8-Valve V-Twin racer with its scramble-type sidecar – one of fewer than 50 built – will remain …

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1927 Harley-Davidson 8-Valve Racer with sidecar

Rare barn find Harley-Davidson racer auctioned

A barn find Harley-Davidson racing outfit that was literally locked away in dry storage for the past 50 years is being auctioned in Melbourne next month with no reserve. The rare 1927 Harley-Davidson 8-Valve Racer with sidecar is among many other rare vehicles to be offered at Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction on September 21. It …

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