Imported from the US in 1996 this lovely old GS850 Shaft drive has survived pretty well and with the massive upswing of prices for there bigger siblings the 1000, prices are now moving upwards and so they should. The GS850G was and still is a great all rounder, soft enough and with the shaft drive to be an excellent long distance bike but with good enough handling and a grunty engine to be a proper sports tourer when needed. We have just fitted a new Delkevic 4 into 1 system and as it is running foam filters, had larger jets fitted (no its not been dyno’d but it goes well so cannot be far out). Both tyres were cracked from old age so new ones have replaced them. As you can see paintwork is original and yes bares the marks of time ( its called “patina” nowadays 😉 ) and in all honesty you would ether just leave it as is or would need a full respray. Otherwise all the chassis, wheels, engine etc are in very nice condition O and it has braided brake line front and rear with a receipt for brake master cylinder repair kit plus caliper […]
This lovely and very cute Honda C114 came to us as one of a pair of bikes that originally were being restored by a father and his disabled son. The idea being that maybe one day they could go out together as the lad was ok to ride up to a 50cc bike. Unfortunately and so often regrettably the way, the dad passed away before they were finished so were never ridden. They spent the next few years standing in an integral garage as the family didnt really know what to do until it was decided to sell them both to a friend of ours. Originally he kept this one and we bought the other, an equally as nice black C110 model, but after fitting an electronic ignition system and registering it ( been off the road for so long they had dropped off the DVLA register) he rode it 10 miles over a coup[le of days and decided it was not for him so we bought this one as well. If you have stuck with us this far, i don’t need to tell you how rare these bikes are. This particular one i would describe as a really good […]
Full details to follow but suffice to say this lovely 1978 DT125 Enduros would grace any collection. Rare to find for sale in this condition. No not cheap but one of the best available.
This now very nice 1978 GS750, came to us as an abandoned project having spent most of its life left leaning up against it’s owners house in Spain. As always we couldn’t leave it to just fade away and so set about rescuing it and after “a lot” of work i think we have suceeded . Far too many new bits and man hours went into it but hey, it’s another one saved and let’s face it there are no more! Just some of the work carried out is new tyres, tubes and rim tapes, front and rear ( correct size and tubed as meant to be). New brakes front and rear with new braided hoses throughout and a new front brake master cylinder. New chain and sprockets. Fresh paintwork, original undamaged just badly faded. Carbs stripped, sonic cleaned and fully rebuilt, new petrol tap. Oil, oil filter and spark plugs replaced. Wiring gone through and repaired where necessary. Clocks changed to MPH unit (we do have original kmh clock still) all good but tacho tends to whine when first started but shuts up so hopefully will get better with use. While looking very sad for itself one good thing […]
Just arrived is this late registered Triumph Speed Four. Generally in good order with some nice extras. Unfortunately it did pick up some minor marks on the nose fairing while being transported but hopefully this is reflected in the low starting price. Originally one of a pair we bought from an estate sale, we have applied for the V5 and should be with us soon, we will also carry out a fresh MOT prior to collection by its new owner. Based on the TT600 and with a very short production run, these great middleweights are destined to become collectable so grab a whole lot of fun for not alot of money while you still can
Stored for over a decade but luckily sprayed in some sort of protective substance that has done it’s job. Yes it has some minor corrosion but nothing that would not polish with a bit of effort. Has had a new battery and a carb kit, now starts and past a slight exhaust blow when cold, runs very well. All electrics work, breaks are good, tyres are old but look like hardly used, in fact it has survived remarkably well! Comes with a lot of nice extras, seat, back rest, tank etc. The two tone paintwork will polish nicely with just a few minor marks and slight bubbling on the leading edge of the front guard. Check out its on line MOT history and although there is no telling prior to when the tank mounted speedo was fitted, you will see its done very little mileage over the last decade, i think its two miles since last MOT in 2009 where prior to that it had been noted that the rear tyre was getting close, the tyre on it now looks like it has only done 2 miles! The side panel/battery cover is missing, there is one on order and a […]
This lovely RD350 arrived with us a bit sorry for itself, having just been imported. Now after a lot of time and effort it has been “revived” and looks the business! First thing we discovered was it was a matching numbers 350 that someone had fitted a 250 top end to and registered it as such? Now with a new set of barrels and pistons (will need to be run in) and the appropriate jets fitted, it is back to being a 350 again, this was just the start of a long process. You can see in the pictures just how much work has been carried out so interested parties are asked to contact us rather than writing pages of details in this ad as my secretary has gone on strike .
Honestly thought this was just a normal TDR125 when we bought it, all be it a full power one, not your namby pamby 12 hp version we were “allowed” to have here. Turns out to be a rare “R” model complete with a fully functioning power valve system and made by Belgarda in Spain, the company that Yamaha tended to use to develop “specials” prior to production ( Google it for full details, even the frame is different). We had to sort out a few maladies and are still waiting for the correct fuel tap lever along with its UK registration, but otherwise now Motd and ready to go. One thing else worth a mention is the front mudguard looks a bit like Frankenstein where it was badly cracked and has been plastic welded.It came with another guard, but being a Belgarda model it has Brembo brakes, so the spare does not fit. It is on the rear of the guard so not too noticeable unless you look for it, but worth a mention all the same. £2795
Just in from Europe is this very pretty and good condition 1989 FZ750. Looking to be a very original bike, its paintwork has survived very well, past the odd chip/mark here and there and some slight crazing to the yellow stripe on the tank, hardly noticeable though. What is noticeable, once pointed out, is the extra “carbon fibre” look tape each side orf the fairing cowl, not having removed it would take a guess that here will be some cracking round the fairing bolt holes where it meets the fairing sides, common to find on early bodywork such as this, not that it detracts from the bikes looks but it is there, along with the very rare original seat cowl!! The engine is excellent, starts first time and is very quiet, pulling very well for a bike of this age (damn these were good bikes, why Yamaha never sold more of them, only him upstairs knows!!) gearbox and clutch are slick, brakes etc are all very good. The speedo is showing very low miles but don’t think its the original, its a European model with an American 55MPH marked MPH clock so has been changed at some point you would […]
Imported from Italy in March 1997, then bought by its only owner in August of the same year, this very nice Suzuki GSX750E has had an easy life since, spending more of its time in a garage having bits done and being polished, than actually being ridden. Its last owner tells us that he hardly rode it at all in the last nine years, just getting it out on the road for the odd occasion, last MOTs were done in 2013 then 2018. He has however in that time, fitted stainless braided hoses to the brakes front and rear, a 4×1 Jama exhaust system, upgraded the ignition with new coils and leads, fitted a “Pingle” fuel tap so no more bothersome vacuum tap, sports seat, flat bars, crash bars and had the wheel rims plus the fork lower legs polished. As you can see he also had the bike painted into this rather unusual for a Suzuki, orange colour. The paint whether you like it or not, is bright and shiny and while not being factory finish is presentable enough if you want to leave it. Personally i think the colour is fine but it needs some original style graphics […]
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. Coming with the car is a file of paperwork that has reciepts etc showing the work carried out over the years 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 […]
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!!
Anyone fancy what is probably if not the best then definately one of the best 930 Turbo Porsches’ available today. This car has cost near to £650,000 to get to this level and now could be considered a “bargain” at half that, £325,000 This 1982 Porsche 930 is fully converted officially to Ruf BTR spec+. Conversion done by RUF in Singapore and further enhancements carried out to achieve FIA race track worthy performance as and when needed. Some of its spec!! Ruf 3.4L BTR engine, Ruf dials, Ruf 6 speed short bellhousing G50 base gearbox, 965 spec intercooler, original Porsche ABS system, FIA certified roll cage, ATL FIA 2018 certified 100 L Fuel cell. And now for some bedtime reading here’s a brief resume of the car by its current owner. Anyway, this is what has been done to the car so it is rather special as it was built to do competitive racing at An F1 race circuit but is now street legal and has a wonderful set up – very competent on roads. 1.Full RUF conversion package done officially by Ruf Singapore. A lot more work was done subsequently. There is a RUF letter of Authenticity. Essentially it’s […]
As the great man Jeremy Clarkson said ” You gotta love a Jaaag!” and when one like this one turns up you have to agree. This superb “X308” is not only powered by the sought after 4 litre version of Jags then new V8 but is the rare and then very expensive to buy, long wheel base Sovereign. As such not only do you get all the usual refinements but also more elaborate/expensive wood veneer in “highly figured” burr walnut with the window control/ashtray trim panels also done in wood veneer, opposed to the plastic found in lesser models, even the traditional leather interior uses a higher quality leather. Then you have the extra 4 inches of rear leg room and the roof line is raised towards the back for extra head clearance. Exterior wise a Sovereign can be distinguished by the complete use of highly polished steel and chrome work around windows and rear light clusters, as well as polished radiator grill and boot garnish. This particular car was a Jaguar dealer’s car for its first 7 months then only 2 private keepers since and still with only 80K on the clock. Coming with an excellent fully stamped service […]