Now getting very rare and in the desirable “Firecracker Red”, this very nice 1984 Kawasaki GPZ750-A2 has survived pretty much standard apart from the obligatory 4 into 1 exhaust (not loud though), the brakes have been fitted with braided hoses front and rear and the rear mudguard has been replaced with the “shorty” version that was so popular back in the 80’s. Paintwork is more or less exceptional for its age , motor wise it fires up easily,clutch, brakes and suspension work as designed. It will come with its nice “A750” registration plate, a service and a fresh MOT as has been stood virtually unused covering less than 1500 miles in the last 5 years (currently showing 24482 on the clock). They were a great bike when new and still very capable today.
Last of the “air-cooled” flat six’s, the 911-993 Porsche is fast becoming one of the most collectable 911s on the market and prices are definitely on the accent. This particular car has led a pretty cherished life with only 61K on the clock and a full service history to back it up in its original owners wallet with the rest of its books. Its last owner, that has owned it since 2011, had kept it in his garage using it for special occasions. Having only done 450 miles since 2016, this is the main factor for offering it for sale now, just its lack of use. Body work is very nice with a deep shine, having said that the current owner does tell me that well before he owned it, back when the cars value was still low, the then owner caught the side of the car on his wall (or the like) and the resulting cosmetic only repair is listed as an insurance claim as these things are. Interior is all original and not messed with, just some slight fading of colour on the high wear areas, the blue leather/blue roof being a rare option. The electric roof is […]
Rumoured to be one of one, but definitely one of no more than a hand full of 996 Turbo Cabs in Guards Red and very striking is is too! This along with all the standard goodies, the other options that were chosen by its first owner moved its purchase price to £102,095.01 when new (mustn’t forget the penny!) in September 2004, things like the red stitching through out the full leather interior, cruise control, heated seats, 3 spoke sports leather steering wheel, rear parking sensors, Porsche crests on the front head rests etc etc . Now i could go on about its 400 plus horse power turbo charged flat 6 motor, its almost seamless gear changing 5 speed tip-tronic gearbox or the prodigious grip its All Wheel Drive system gives but if you are reading this you know all that! Suffice to say this car has been looked after properly with a full history to 77k in its original owners wallet along with its other owners books. The service history is backed up with not just its service stamps but the invoices for its services and further maintenance in between. Its owner that we are selling the car for says […]
This great “bruiser” Suzuki was rare in its day and even rarer today. By using the GSXR1100 motor all be it with smaller carbs and softer cams and equiped with shaft drive, Suzuki made the GSX “G” a great all round bike, one that could tour effortlessly but when needed cover great distances at speed. With just under 40K on the clock this good condition example would make a great every day classic or with a bit of work an unusual bike at a classic show. A whole lot of bike at not a lot of money in a world where a moped can be for sale at £10K!!
Recently Imported and registered into the UK this exceptionally original 1976 Yamaha RD350 is a true survivor. Its just “original” what more can you say? When it arrived with its current owner, a two stroke Yamaha fanatic, he felt with the silly low mileage showing on the clocks and with no way to confirm it would be wise to just pop the top off the motor and have a quick look. Well it was still on standard bore and needed no more than a quick hone and a set of new rings. While there though he did also replace the crank seals, again more a case of “just in case” rather than necessity. With apx 300 miles completed since he has decided to move it on to make way for his next project build. As a survivor rather than a restored bike it is in exceptional condition but yes does have the odd mark here and there but nothing that detracts from its appeal. Getting very rare to find like this.
Rare to find, this UK spec 1979 Yamaha RD400 marked the end of a successful production run of what has fast become one of the most sought after bikes in the Japanese 2 Stroke market. The “79” came equipped with CDI ignition replacing the old points set up, for the first time, along with a couple of other minor detail changes. This example is in lovely all round condition, while no its not a mint numbers matching bike but its not £10K either, it has obviously had a lot of time and money spent on it recently. Unfortunately it came with no invoices as the previous owner, a retired policeman, did the work himself so like us, you will have to judge it with your own eyes as to the high quality of work that has been carried out (its not hard to see). Running sweetly and striking in its yellow paint contrasting with its black exhausts, wheels and fork legs, it could be taken to the next level by its next owner to show on a Sunday but really its asking to be just ridden and enjoyed. Prices are still massively on the up and bikes this clean will […]
This now lovely and very sought after UK spec 1972 Kawasaki 500 H1b was found after it had become an abandoned restoration, covered in a mix of grease and duck oil and left since the mid 80s in a garage when its owner emigrated to Spain. Now, after a lot of time, money and effort, especially by Jason and his dad at Bikewise Workshop in Leigh on Sea Essex, its finished! What i wanted was a sympathetically “revived” bike, one that retained some if its age and didnt look like a new bike, more a really nice, nearly 50 year old, Japanese classic and personally i think thats what has been achieved. There seems to be no ceiling in prices of Jap classic bikes with the early two strokes becoming so sort after they are closing in value with the market favourites Z900s, CBX thou’s etc. I have priced our H1 at £8500 so leaving enough room for the next owner if he/she wants to make it a £10k plus show bike ( having said that, leave it as is and in a year or so it will be worth that or more anyway). Bare in mind that although no […]
Here is something different, a 1979/80 Benelli 500LS. This bike had been stood for decades in an underground storage area in Spain until we recently liberated it, along with a Ducati 500 Twin. Now back with us here in the UK. It is being offered as a project bike but from what we can see it really does not need alot to get it on the road and use as is, the other option is to restore and it would make a great candidate for that too. On arrival the carbs were removed and sonic cleaned, fuel tank washed out and a battery fitted, off she went sweet as a nut. Yes the carbs could do with being balanced and i dare say running some fuel system cleaner through would help but the motor fires up, clutch is free and you can jump on and ride it ( we have only done so in the confines of our yard). Brakes which are Brembo fronts, all function properly, all the lights etc work apart from the rear light which will need a new lens and a couple of the dash idiot lights. Fork legs are all very good as is all […]
Just imported from Austria so waiting for its reg (dvla basically are shut at the mo)this lovely condition M900 Monster has just had a full service including its cam belts and brakes all round. Fitted with some very nice options. After market silencers, carbon fibre front and rear guards and side panels, twin clock conversion plus fancy arse mirrors and levers. Its a 98 model bike that was first registered in 2001 so is the last of the sought after carb models. Currently has its original KMH clock fitted but will be supplied with a MPH unit. In excellent order throughout and sensibly priced at £3295. UPDATE: NOW REGISTERED ON A “51” PLATE
These bikes were rare back in the late 80s let alone now! Ask yourself when you last saw one on the road, especially one as original as this lovely 1989 example? Built in 1989 and first registered here in the UK in 1989 so likely to of been new, it comes withsome old service reciepts and a stack of old MOTs dating back to 1999 and showing 9724 kms, right through to 2016 at 16265. At that point the history shows it was off the road, or at least not motd, until March 2019 where after a bill of £651 including new cam belts it was fully serviced and back on the road, still with just 16280 kms on the clock! As always we have to say “we cannot warrant any mileages” so make your own minds up. Today it is in very good condition, yes there are a couple of chips in the paint and some blisters by the fuel filler (not rust paint reaction) but for a 31 year old Italian bike that has not been restored, it is in fine fettle and comes with some very nice updates comprising of a fully adjustable “Ohlins” rear shock, electronic […]
A superb condition example of a Will Cypha with very low mileage. Fully loaded as always with air conditioning, central locking, electric windows all round, electrically adjusted and folding mirrors, remote release for boot and fuel flap and digital dash. Speedo shows 51500 kms so 31000 miles and now fully converted to read in MPH from now. Based on a Toyota Yaris with the up-market VVTI engine coupled to an automatic gear box with overderive so giving excellent reliabitity and economy but lively performance. Road tax is £145 per year. So go on be different and dare to stand out from the crowd. Fully UK registered on an 03 plate and now with 4 new tyres and a fresh MOT through to july 2021
Well where do we start with this one? Back after the war when the Americans pulled out of the Philippines they left a raft of military equipment and vehicles behind them. Amongst it was a number of Willys jeeps, these soon became a status symbol amongst the locals but the climate, being what it is on an island in the middle of a sea, soon took its toll on the unprotected metal parts and they rusted away. The Philipino people who are very good at this sort of thing, started to produce various replacement panels to repair the original with culminating in full bodies being produced in steel. These also rust so the next step was to produce the bodies in 100% stainless steel which is what we have here. You have to say the skill involved in hand beating and bending panels to make these is truly amazing! This particular shell was purchased and then mounted onto a Daihatsu Sport Track 4×4 chassis and retains the full 4 wheel drive system, its 1600cc 16 valve engine and 5 speed box, this gives a crazy mix of Japanese engineering below a body that could of come out of the 1940s […]
This very rare and very nice 1973 Citroen DS23 injection “Pallas” is now with our friends in Northern Spain. Having been in a dry, warm climate all its life, it has escaped the usual corrosion problems that so many of these great cars suffer with. Described as being “perfectly preserved and being fully operational”. In its history file there are alot of old invoices etc and even its original bill of sale! Paint and interior are both in very good condition, please study the pictures closely. Priced located in Spain, shipping throughout the world can be arranged. Approximate cost back to the UK mainland is £750. You are more than welcome to view the car in Spain and arrange your own transport as well.
With our colleagues in Norther Spain is this very very nice 1970 mini built to replicate an early “sliding window, exposed door hinge” Mk1. Starting with a solid 1000cc car a major update has been carried out to all parts of the car including a 1300cc motor, Minilite wheels and obviously a full paint job on the outside. Inside has been completely reupholstered and is described as “like new” , a pair of bucket seats have been fitted along with a “terratrip”. There is a file of invoices etc with the car showing the work that has been carried out and to sum it up, in the words of our Spanish friend “It works sensationally”! Priced located in N. Spain, shipping can be arranged to most destinations or you can collect yourself.