Vintage machines under the hammer

By Daniel Sharp, 4 October 2012. Originally appeared in The Classic MotorCycle
Rare bikes at Cambridge auction
Rare bikes at Cambridge auction

A huge selection of classic motorcycles will go under the hammer in Cambridge later this month. Among the lots being sold by Cheffins Auctioneers on October 20 are a rare 1969 Norton Mercury, a 1965 Royal Enfield Continental GT and 1952 Royal Enfield Bullet trials machine...

The lot with the highest estimate is a bespoke 2011 JMC Egli Vincent Lightning replica 1200cc with just 700 miles on the clock. It’s expected to fetch between £30,000 and £35,000.

Other items include a 1930 Enfield J Type, 1955 BSA C11G, 1959 James Comet, 1938 BSA C10, 1964 Raleigh RM8, 1981 Honda Stream, 1916 Douglas 2.75hp and 1983 Honda ATC200S.

There’s also a 1960 Greeves Sports 25DB, 1939 Montgomery Terrier De-Luxe, 1958 Velocette Viper, 1959 Velocette Venom, 1932 Matchless C or S, Brockhouse Corgi, 2000 Aprilia RS250, 1998 Triumph Speed Triple (100 miles only), 1996 GSXR1100, 1952 BSA C11, 1982 CBX Pro-Link, 1955 Velocette LE, 1953 BSA C10 and 1954 James Comet.

For more details visit www.cheffins.co.uk/vintage