Just arrived with us so waiting its valet and UK registration, is this very nice RD250C that benefits from being pretty much a one year, one market (Germany) model having the sought after wire wheels but with a rear brake disc instead of a drum brake. Looking pretty original on arrival the paint has been renwed and a new seat cover fitted. Otherwise apart from a few bits like new mirrors and levers it is pretty much as arrived. Showing the equivalent of 22500 miles, we have fitted a new MPH speedo but the odometer is untouched and will still record in KMs, looking at the rest of the cycle parts we believe this to be correct but as always cannot guarantee this. The motor starts more or less at first kick and clutch, brakes etc operate smoothly and again rare, one key fits all the locks. A couple of negatives are the rear grab handle to assist you getting it on the center stand is missing and the back of the seat does sit very slightly high until you press your hand down on it. No it is not a mint show bike hence not £7k going on some […]
Our lovely “survivor” 1974 Kawasaki H1 triple has survived miraculously well, yes the paint has aged and there are signs where stickers have been removed of the tank, exposing none sun dimned paint and the odd mark here and there, but these are more like long service medals and worn with pride. Personally I would leave as is but if the next owner wants a pristine show bike, that’s their choice. The bright work is excellent, even the standard exhausts! The motor fires into life easily and makes that great noise only Kawasaki triples make. All the electrics work as intended and even the standard air box is there in its entirety, along with the often removed center stand. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the rear guard which again was fashionable to be removed back in the day. One very nice upgrade that has been fitted is the addition of an extra brake disc up front, giving it a twin disc setup rather than the “marginally effective” standard single unit. If you are still reading this, I don’t need to waffle on about how rare these are getting in this sort of unmessed condition, prices have gone up, […]
This GS1000 “special” arrived with us as an unfinished project after a previous owner had spent a lot of time and effort getting it to that stage and then either ran out of time, money or enthusiasm, not sure which? Shame really as the work that had been carried out was of a high standard but we set about getting it finished and now are happy in the way it has turned out. As you can see by the pictures it has had the front suspension and wheels from a Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit, the wheels themselves are highly polished and fitted with “wavy “brake discs front and rear along with the Bandits brake callipers. The aftermarket, braced alloy rear swinging arm that has been fitted to allow the use of a 180 profile rear tyre is again highly polished and has concentric chain adjusters plus paddock stand bobbins. Up front the clocks have been replaced with a modern full LCD readout system which is now fully functioning and a set of Renthal bars have been fitted. Bodywork wise the paint has a very subtle gold fleck in it, which we mirrored when having the one off “bespoke” all metal single […]
Now with us is this very pretty and rare to find in black, 1990 5.3 V12 XJS Convertible. This car has benefited from a bare metal respray on the outside and new carpets, restored wood and reconolised leather on the inside. It’s been a Labour of love by it’s owner and now right when it just needs the final minor things to finish, he has to sell it due to personal circumstances. It drives very well (gearbox recently serviced) with no nasty bangs or rattles. Engine is smooth, sounds great out of the exhausts, shows great oil pressure and no signs of any problems. Brakes etc all function as designed but the abs light has come on since a new battery was fitted. The electric windows, locks and convertible roof all operate correctly and there is a current mot through to October. Minor bits I know that need to be sorted, there may be others, are things like the light switches for the interior lights don’t appear to work and their small wood surround was lost when all the wood was refinished, so a replacement has been found but it’s not as shiny. Front headlight wipers have also gone missing […]
Just arrived and waiting for its age related UK registration, is this lovely example of Suzuki’s 1993 Hyper Sports bike, the GSXR750WP. With only 26778 KMS on the clock (16736 miles) and a full service history, this bike has survived exceptionally well and is destined to become, if not already, the next big “must have” for the collector or just the rider that wants something a bit special, different if you like, that can be used and enjoyed while its value increases. All this on a bike thats price is much less than the price of a half decent 125cc new bike and one that in the right hands, would still embarrass lesser riders on a modern superbike! Stunning value for money!!
Purchased by the current owner for a particular purpose, which has now not happened so is no longer required. This rare to find in LHD format Rav 4 has had an easy life being owned most of its life by one family and used at their French home. It was then part ex’d by them for a larger 4×4 and that was when the current owner purchased it. Outside is very good with no nasty damage just the odd mark here and there, its not new but very good all the same. Interior is excellent and has recently had an uprated stereo and a MPH readout fitted for more convenience when being used here in the UK. Mechanically it is very good and will have a fresh MOT, not that it has done hardly any miles since the last one, just sat unused. These great 4x4s are known for there reliability and often are seen with very high miles, with the equivelant of only 83000 miles on the clock this one has many miles left in it yet. So if you are looking for something LHD that will take you into Europe when we are allowed again, or for driving […]
So rare to find nowadays, especially in this condition! Not been restored, move “revived” as it came to us after the previous owner had already fitted a new seat cover and a few other bits. With the general condition of the paintwork and rest of the bike, leading us to think but as ever, not guaranteed, the very low mileage of 11600 miles could be correct. Checking the MOT history this also backs this up with regular MOTs taking place each year up to 2012 when it had 11439 on the clock. We fitted new battery and front tyre and tube, past that it was just a good clean out of the carb, a new flasher unit, spark plug, a couple of bulbs, a full check over and it went straight through its MOT, so now has one till 2022. No it is not mint/brand new but it is a very pretty example that will not look out of place in a collection. As with all Japanese two stroke bikes, they are getting very sought after and being they were the staple diet of learner riders and commuters back in the day and, so few have survived.
Condition is pretty much as you can see in the pictures, very nice all round with the interior being particularly good. Exterior is very straight and solid, yes if you look closely you can find faults in the grey upper section where it has been painted to “two tone” the car, but no nothing you would rectify if you intend to work the car, or even just drive to enjoy it, just a real deep polish would make it even nicer. History unfortunately is lacking, past its mot history and an invoice for the last work carried out. The owner took it in Px against a RR Shadow he was selling and as he already has a DS on his fleet, it is surplus to requirement. It was running fine but had a hesitation, eventually it was traced to water in the fuel system, this has been cured and now the motor is very smooth. I had to start it when, it was minus 3 here and had not been started for days, choke on, turn the key and off he went, no bother. I have taken it out for a quick drive and everything works nicely, engine is powerful, […]
Being a 1981 and in this rare colour scheme this particular XS1100 must be a late in the production run bike as production of this model stopped in 81. Not ever big sellers like some of the other late 70s superbikes, GS1000 Z1000 etc and being a shaft drive bike, numbers were never great, this makes it even more rare today, especially to of survived in such good condition. Having spent the last 17 odd years in the ownership of a private collector it has just been recommisioned, carbs striped and cleaned, fresh fuel and fresh brake fluid and now running well and being offered for sale on its owners behalf. Cosmetics are very good, not mint as has the odd marks here and there with a couple of very small soft dents to the tank done from something falling against it while standing, no paint damage and hard to see but all the same, there. Appearing to be pretty well all original apart from the obvious 4 into 1 and according to the rider that delivered it “puling like a train” you could happily use it as every day but classic transport, without worrying to much about getting it […]
Now with us is this rare to see 1991 Suzuki GSX750F. Comes with a lot of old MOTs backing up the recorded mileage of only 28K and a current MOT through to 21st October 2021, having only covered 3800 miles since records began in 2005 but MOTd yearly. Appearing to be all original apart from a larger touring style front screen and a set of Oxford heated grips. Body work is actually pretty good, just a couple of chips in the paint on the tank, the odd mark here and there and the belly pan is off colour to the rest of the bike. But considering these bikes were always the alternative to a full sports version, one that you could commute on but still have some fun, with Suzuki utilising the good old/air cooled 4 pot motor from the same family as their Bandit etc and normal suspension all to keep the price down, its survived very well. Now a “classic” Jap 4 cylinder bike that is still affordable and one you can use as a “daily” or restore to show, where its likely to be the only one there.
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.
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. After having been stood a while and on arriving with us we found it to be running poorly. The fault was traced to what is becoming more and more of a problem, the ethanol in our modern petrol had basically eaten the original carb floats plus the float level needles and seats!! So on top of the usual oil and filter change a new set of floats, needles and seats and a new set of spark plugs have all been fitted, now it runs properly! 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!!
DEPOSIT NOW TAKEN. Thanks Keith. G 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). […]