The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

An Important Auction of Classic Sports And Racing Motorcycles

Auction details


Excel Centre
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
London E16 1XL

Date 18 Feb 2017
Time 2:30PM

Friday 17th February from 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday 18th February from 9.00am to 2.30pm

Location Excel Centre, London, UK
Admission Admission by catalogue only (admits two to auction)
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business

The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2017 RESULTS

LOT 201

c1960 Francis-Barnett / Villiers Falcon

From the Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection

Bearing the frame number 79018 and engine number 580B 2851 we believe this small capacity trials bike to be a Falcon model from the 1960’s. Not road registered...

LOT 202

c1948 Brockhouse Corgi

From the Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection

The Corgi was a civilian version of the Welbike collapsible runabout made for paratrooper use during World War II, and appeared in 1945. The overall designer was Lt-Col...

LOT 203

1931 Scott Light Squirrel

From the Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection

The Scott Flying Squirrel was a British motorcycle made by The Scott Motorcycle Company between 1926 and the outbreak of World War II.

The Squirrel name was used...

LOT 204

1986 Honda Z50RD

Honda’s iconic Z series of mini motorcycles first became available in 1969, they became known as ‘Monkey Bikes’ and although the original Z50A stopped production in the mid...

LOT 205

1965 Lambretta J50

After a year of prototype development, the large industrial concern Innocenti started manufacturing Lambretta scooters in 1947. The first was the 125cc model A which sported little in...

LOT 206

1977 Honda CB400 Four  


In 1975 Honda unveiled its new addition to the CB class. Developed from the previous Honda CB350 the 400 Four included upgrades such as a newly developed...

LOT 207

1981 Triumph T140 Bonneville Special

The 650 cc capacity production T120 Bonneville was replaced in the early 1970s by the T140 Bonneville, the same basic machine but with a 750 cc engine. Refined from the...

LOT 208

1974 Moto Morini 3½ Sport

Founded by Alfonso Morini in Bologna in 1937, post war Fabbrica Italiana Motocicli Morini produced a range of lightweight 2-stroke bikes. Morini’s single-cylinder 4-stroke models achieved racing success...

LOT 209

1961 BSA Bantam D7 175cc

The original BSA Bantam D1 125cc model was actually based on the German DKW RT 125 design that was given to BSA by the British Government as part...

LOT 210

1961 BSA A7

The original A7 was launched post War in 1946 and featured a 495cc version of their twin  cylinder engine producing 26 bhp it was capable of 85 mph, It...

LOT 211

1999 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Custom

Based on a 1999 model Heritage Softail Classic this 1340 cc Evo engined Harley was customised by a well known Italian styling house. The bike was featured in...

LOT 212

1985 Ducati 750 Corsa

Introduced in 1985, the Ducati 750 F1 was the road-going version of the TT1 race bike that had been so successful in the Battle of the Twins and...

LOT 213

1998 Ducati 916 SPS

Introduced for 1994, the Massimo Tamburini-styled 916 superbike and its subsequent evolutions captured the motorcycle world’s imagination and finally established Ducati as a brand of note. Within a...

LOT 214

2008 Rizla Suzuki GSXR-1000K8 British Super Bike No.66

Ex Oliver Lodge / Tom Sykes, Winner at Oulton Park and Knock Hill

After finishing sixth overall in 2007, his rookie season Tom Sykes joined the Rizla Suzuki Team to compete in the 2008 British Super Bike Championship. Partnered with Atsushi...

LOT 215

1964 Norton Dominator 88

The original Norton Dominator, the Model 7 was designed by Bert Hopwood who had also worked on team that produced Triumph’s Speed Twin, a bike that Norton was...

LOT 216

2001 Yamaha R7 OW02

Like its OW-01 predecessor, the YZF-R7 (also known as the OW-02) owed its existence to the Hamamatsu factory’s need for a World Superbike Championship contender. It was produced...

LOT 217

1955 Maserati Tipo 160/T4 Turismo Lusso

Having purchased the Bolognese motorcycle maker Italmoto in 1953, Maserati commenced motorcycle manufacture in Modena under its own name. The first to bear Maserati’s famous Trident badge was...

LOT 218

1978 Honda CB750 Rare Semi Automatic Gearbox model

Honda introduced the CB750 to the US and European markets in 1969. The build quality, performance and price out classed virtually every bike available at that time, only...

LOT 219

1974 Harley-Davidson 350 SS

In 1960 Harley-Davidson bought 50% of Aermacchi’s motorcycle division, and importation to the US of Aermacchi’s 250cc flat 4-stroke single began the following year. This was known as...

LOT 220

1985 Honda GB500TT

As the World’s most prolific motorcycle manufacturer there is barely such a thing as a rare Honda, however the GB500 TT just might be it. Introduced in the...

LOT 221

1979 Suzuki GS750 custom

The success of Honda’s CB750 made it inevitable that the other major Japanese manufacturers would offer multi-cylinder 4-strokes, and Suzuki’s first – the GS750 – arrived in 1976....

LOT 222

2002 Ducati MH900 E

No 0967 of 2000 made

Styled by the controversial, but undeniably talented Pierre Terblanche, the MH900e used a modern incarnation of their air and oil-cooled, two-valve 904cc L-twin engine, a beautiful trellis frame,...

LOT 223

1988 Honda VFR 750R RC30

One of the modern era’s few immediately collectible classics, the Honda VFR750R - better known as the ‘RC30’ - was created for just one reason: to win the...

LOT 224

1961 Velocette Venom

Built at Hall Green Birmingham, England between 1955 and 1970  approximately 5,721 Venoms are said to have been produced.

In 1961 a factory-prepared Venom fitted with a...

LOT 225

1946 Moto Guzzi Dondolino

The 1946 Moto Guzzi Dondolino featured here is one of a series of “Gentleman’s Racers” produced to satisfy privateers who wanted to compete effectively in circuit races and...

LOT 226

1967 Moto Guzzi 500 Falcone Militare

The Moto Guzzi Falcone was built from 1950 as a replacement for the the GTW model first produced in 1934. It was the last of the classic Guzzi...

LOT 227

1994 Honda RVF 750R RC45

It started well for Honda in the World Superbike Championship. A VFR750R (RC30) took the first two titles in 1988 and ’89, but then Ducati took a hat-trick...

LOT 228

1985 Yamaha YZ490

Ex-Works Engine

Yamaha introduced the fearsome YZ490 in 1982 as the replacement for the YZ465. Hakan Carlqvist’s factory YZ465 had won the 500cc World MX Championship in 1983, but that...

LOT 229

1974 Ducati 750 GT

From The Oliver Tobias Collection

While origins are often cloaked in mystery, the precise evolution of the Ducati 750 GT is still discernible. The bevel-gear twin cylinders with a 90° V configuration, long...

LOT 230

c1969 Jawa Motocross 420 – Rare 500cc example

From the Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection

Czechoslovakia’s National Arms Factory diversified into motorcycle manufacture in 1929 when company founder Frantisek Janacek obtained the rights to a design from the German Wanderer factory, combining the...

LOT 231

c1950 Miller Balsamo 250 Sport

Miller-Balsamo was founded in Milan in 1921 by Ernesto and Edgardo Balsamo and initially handled the importation of the Ariel and Excelsior motorcycles. From 1923 the company built...

LOT 232

1978 Yamaha/Italjet 50 MX by Tartarini

In Italy in the late 1970s there were import restrictions on Japanese motorcycles and so the official Italian Yamaha concessionaire – Mr. Leopoldo Tartarini – imported Yamaha spare...

LOT 233

1953 Moto Guzzi Motoleggera 65 ‘Guzzino’

The Motoleggera 65 was the first new model to come out of the Moto Guzzi factory after World War II and around 70,000 were produced from 1946 to...

LOT 234

1972 Montesa Cota 50

Montesa was formed in 1944 by Pedro Permanyer and “Paco” Bultó who teamed-up in Barcelona to create their own lightweight motorcycle – a 95cc 2-stroke prototype based on...

LOT 235

1974 Honda CT70 K3

CT70’s are the US equivalent of the ST70 Dax, styled more for off road and with lower gear ratios than ST70. There is a very good parts availability...

LOT 236

1955 Parilla 250 SS racer

Shortly after World War 2, Spaniard Giovanni Parrilla (two ‘r’s) ran a diesel pump repair and spark plug wholesale business in Milan. Obsessed with motorcycles and racing he...

LOT 237

1981 Suzuki DS80

This original condition US market mini motocross with it’s 80cc two stroke power was recently imported to the UK form the USA. A particularly rare foray for Suzuki...

LOT 238

2002 Ducati 748 Biposto

The small sibling of the iconic 916, from which it was virtually indistinguishable, Ducati’s 748 was the preferred choice for many riders who found the smaller capacity model...

LOT 239

c1963 Greeves 20DC 197cc

Founder Bert Greeves started his vehicle manufacturing producing three-wheeler cars for disabled drivers. Named Invacar he came up with the idea while mowing the lawn of his home...

LOT 240

1957 Douglas Dragonfly

The 350cc Dragonfly was the last bike built at the Kingswood factory, Bristol in 1955, as the company went into receivership soon after. It was also known as...

LOT 241

c1920 Triumph Model H

From the Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection

Picking the most significant Triumph motorcycle of all time would be no easy task, but the Model H has to be in the discussion. England’s sole remaining motorcycle...

LOT 242

1952 Triumph T100 Tiger

From the Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection

An icon of 1950‘s British motorcycling Edward Turner’s all alloy 500cc engined bike was a ‘sports’ version of his already successful Triumph Speed Twin, the ‘100’ referred to...

LOT 243

1939 Moto Guzzi 250 Albatros compressore ‘Gerolamo’

Motorcycle manufacturers as diverse as Douglas, Garelli and Victoria had produced supercharged motorcycles during the 1920s, but the first blown Moto Guzzi was the Compressore of 1930. However,...

LOT 244

1979 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica

From the Oliver Tobias Collection

Estimate: Some of Mike Hailwood’s earliest successes had come on small-displacement Ducati twins, and so when Manchester dealership Sports Motorcycles offered him an ex-works NCR Ducati 900SS for...

LOT 245

1938 Motor Guzzi GTC/ L ‘Leggara’

This rare pre-war Moto Guzzi comes with a letter from the factory (dated December 1993) stating that it was manufactured in October 1938 as a GTC/L for use...

LOT 246

1952 Vincent Comet Series C

Matching Number Example, Just 2 Owners from new - Last owner for 31 years

HRD Motorcycles was founded in 1928 by Howard Raymond Davies, a fighter pilot who was shot down during World War One and interned in a POW camp in...

LOT 247

1936 Bianchi 175 Freccia d’Oro

These days Bianchi is owned by Piaggio and it makes high-quality racing bicycles, but for 70 years from 1897 Bianchi also made motorcycles. During the 1920s the Milanese...

LOT 248

1912 Triumph 3.5 HP

From the Hitchcocks Motorcycle Collection - Formerly registered as ‘OLD 1’ - Ex Bert Greeves

The first Triumph motorcycle of 1902 used a Belgian Minerva engine, but within a few years the Coventry firm, originally a bicycle manufacturer founded by German immigrants Siegfried...

LOT 249

1953 Parilla 150 Bracco

Giovanni Parrilla built his first motorcycle in 1946, dropping his surname’s second ‘r’ to call the machine a Parilla. The first Parilla motorcycle was a 250cc OHC single-cylinder...

LOT 250

1934 MAS 350

Located in Milan, MAS was founded by Alberico Seiling. The company built a number of prototype machines in the very early 1920s, with commercial production commencing in 1922....

LOT 251

1957 Maserati 125/T2 Turismo Lusso

Having purchased the Bolognese motorcycle maker Italmoto in 1953, Maserati commenced motorcycle manufacture in Modena under its own name. The first to bear Maserati’s famous Trident badge was...

LOT 252

1981 Suzuki RV-90

Suzuki first introduced the ‘RV’ series of ‘all terrain’ motorcycles in 1971, commencing with the RV-90. Distinguished by its 10-inch-wide balloon tyres, the RV looked like a 2-wheeled...

LOT 253

1949 Moto Guzzi Motoleggera 65B ‘Guzzino’

The Motoleggera 65 was the first new model to come out of the Moto Guzzi factory after World War II and it was an immediate commercial success. The...

LOT 254

1960 Moto Guzzi Lodola 235 GT

Carlo Guzzi’s final design, the Lodola arrived in 1956, and it broke with Guzzi tradition in that its 175cc SOHC cylinder was inclined at 45° in a twin...

LOT 255

1999 Triumph Thunderbird Sport

The 895cc Triumph Thunderbird Sport was in production from 1997 to 2004. Featuring a liquid-cooled DOHC in-line triple cylinder engine it’s styling was said to have emulated the...

LOT 256

2000 Ducati 996 SPS

No 1034

The original 916 Strada was superseded by the Biposto (two-seat) version and the higher-specification SP. The latter’s engine remained at 916cc but added twin fuel injectors and bigger...

LOT 257

1999 Ducati 996 RS

Ex Troy Corser Team Ducati Factory Superbike

Ducati replaced the highly successful 916 racer with the new 996 model for the 1997 World Superbike season, but it was not to be Ducati’s best year as...

LOT 258

1994 Ducati 900 SS

Announced in 1988, the Super Sport used a Pantah based 904 cc air-cooled 90° V-twin, two-valve “Desmodue” engine with crankcases derived from the 851 motor. It was mounted...

LOT 259

1994 Honda NR750 (RC40)

The last word in motorcycling exotica in its day, the Honda NR750 (RC40) cost five times as much as the newly introduced FireBlade when it was introduced in...

LOT 260

1964 Bianchi MT-61

These days Bianchi is owned by Piaggio and it makes high-quality racing bicycles, but for 70 years from 1897 Bianchi also made motorcycles. In the 1920s the Milanese...

LOT 262

1987 Yamaha RZV500R

The RZV500R was designed exclusively for the Japanese home market and features upgraded parts not found on the standard RD500LC and RZ500 . A major difference is the...

LOT 263

2001 Bimota DB4

Just 1km from new!

Introduced in 1998 and powered by the v-twin from the Ducati 900SS of the time, Bimota chose to fuel the DB4’s 904cc desmo motor via twin 38mm Mikuni...

LOT 264

1960 Heinkel Tourist 175cc 103 A1

Heinkel switched to scooter and bubble car production after WW2 and one of its most successful two-wheeled products was the Tourist scooter. It was an upmarket scooter being...

LOT 265

1974 Yamaha YZ125

Yamaha’s highly successful YZ125 motocrosser was first produced in 1974. The first YZ was fitted with dual rear shocks, and his was updated to a monoshock design for...

LOT 266

1964 Gilera 50 Cadet

Unlike other Italian manufacturers during the post-war period Gilera’s production focused on single-cylinder 125 and 150cc 4-stroke machines, and these enjoyed good commercial success. By the mid 1950s...

LOT 267

1972 FB Mondial 125 RCE

The inaugural GP World Championships took place in 1949 and FB Mondial absolutely dominated the 125 class with riders Nello Pagani, Bruno Ruffo and Carlo Ubbiali winning back-to-back-to-back...

LOT 268

1958 Gilera 175 Regolarita configuration

The 175cc class had been popular before the war, and by the mid 1950s it was enjoying a revival in Italy, this due in part to the many...

LOT 269

1972 BMW R75/5 “Imola” Specification

The /5 series was BMW’s first model line to be manufactured in Berlin, as by 1969 all of the company’s Munich plant capacity was needed for cars. In...

LOT 270

1927 Brough Superior Overhead Valve 680

From the Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection

Launched at the Olympia Motorcycle Show, London in 1926, the overhead valve Brough 680 was often over shadowed by its bigger brother the SS100, in fact George Brough...

LOT 271

1931 Dunelt 250cc Model K

From the Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection

Founded in 1919 in Sheffield England Dunelt Motorcycles was founded by two steel makers and engineers, Dunford and Elliott, the company a combination of their names.

Their first...

LOT 272

1928 P&M / Panther Panthette 250cc

From the Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection

Phelon and Moore was established in 1904 in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire and from the outset produced machines with a sloped cylinder that replaced the front frame down-tube, using the...

LOT 273

c1926 James Model V Twin

From the Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection

Founded by Harry James in 1880 as a bicycle manufacturer in Birmingham, the first motorcycle, was a Minerva-powered machine produced in 1902.

In 1908 the first machine to...

LOT 274

c1924 Zenith 346cc Gradua

From the Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection

Zenith Motors was established in Finsbury Park London in 1903 by W.G. Bowers and was originally an automobile manufacturer, however this only lasted from one year with one...

LOT 275

c1914 James Model 6 4¼hp Combination

From the Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection

Founded by Harry James in 1880 as a bicycle manufacturer in Birmingham, the first motorcycle, was a Minerva-powered machine produced in 1902.

In 1908 the first machine to...

LOT 276

1968 Malanca 50cc 3M Comfort

Mario Malanca started out by manufacturing motorcycle components in his Bologna factory and produced his first complete motorcycle in 1956. Malanca made its racing debut in 1968 with...

LOT 277

1961 Lambretta 125 Li Series 2

Located in Lambrate on the outskirts of Milan, Innocenti’s Lambretta scooter built its huge success around the principles of intelligent design, good performance and high reliability. This success...

LOT 278

1965 Ducati 48 Sport

During the 1950s Ducati turned to 2-stroke power for its smallest models, and arguably the raciest of these was the 48 Sport. Introduced in 1962, it was a...

LOT 279

1972 MV Agusta 125 GTLS

Having started motorcycle production in late 1945 with a 98cc two-stroke, Count Agusta’s Meccanica Verghera (MV) introduced its first production four-stroke road bikes, a pair of 175 singles,...

LOT 280

1982 Honda CX500 Turbo

Launched in 1982, the CX500 Turbo was the world’s first proper turbocharged production bike. Based on the relatively unglamorous middleweight CX500 with its transverse 8-valve, pushrod 80° v-twin...

LOT 281

1975 Benelli 750 Sei

Despite an illustrious racing heritage, Benelli was in financial difficulty by the late 1960s and the firm fell into the clutches of Argentinian industrialist Alejandro De Tomaso in...