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Auction Description for Webb's: Important Vintage & Collector's Motorcycles
Auction Description:
Important Vintage & Collector's Motorcycles
Viewing Notes:
16th July 6pm to 8pm. 17th & 18th July 9am to 5.30pm. 19th & 20th July 11am to 3pm. 21st July 9am to 5.30pm. Day of sale 9am to 7pm.
Sale Notes:
www.webbs.co.nz

Important Vintage & Collector's Motorcycles

(23 Lots)

by Webb's


23 lots with images

July 22, 2008

18 Manukau Road

Newmarket

Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 524 6804

Fax: +64 9 524 7048

Email: auctions@webbs.co.nz

1969 BSA Bantam 175 Bushman Engine Number:D14C8619

Lot 1: 1969 BSA Bantam 175 Bushman Engine Number:D14C8619

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Description: 1969 BSA Bantam 175 Bushman Engine Number:D14C8619 The Irrepressible D175B Bushman By 1951, BSA was the largest producer of motorcycles in the world and it was the Bantam that was to prove the most enduring and arguably the most popular British bike of all time. Small but perfectly formed, more than 500,000 Bantams were produced and sold by BSA from 1948 until 1971 in a wide variety of configurations (road, trials and competition use). In its familiar and somewhat radical white and orange colour scheme, the Bushman variety offered a higher top gear ratio than the others and was particularly popular in rural New Zealand with its incredibly simple mechanics and light geometry. The Bantam holds a special place in New Zealand's motorcycle history. From its war effort origins to its being the basis of many backyard performance modifications for the grass tracks of the '50s and '60s, it was the Bantam that gave meaning to the word 'utilitarian' - inexpensive, simple and long-lasting. Even better, in amongst the big singles there was a growing number of riders who preferred the light simplicity of the Bantam - Stan 'Tommy' Tucker was one of them. Easily modified, the Bantam made a surprisingly competitive ride in the right hands and would quite often give the big singles a run for their money on tight courses. With its genuine patina and a particularly charming hand-painted 'Bushman' decal, this bike was acquired by Stan Tucker from one of his early apprentices in exchange for one of Stan's aging British singles and is accompanied by the original manual and ownership papers.

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1952 AJS 350 Engine Number: 52/16M 15840 Chassis

Lot 2: 1952 AJS 350 Engine Number: 52/16M 15840 Chassis

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Description: 1952 AJS 350 Engine Number: 52/16M 15840 Chassis Number: 44365 The 'Every Man's Bike' Weighing as much as the 500cc model, from which most of them were derived, but considerably less powerful, the typical British 350 of the 1950s was not likely to be anyone's first choice as a fast sports bike. Rather, these honest, workaday mounts were chosen for other reasons, chiefly their inherent strength, dependability and economy. AMC's offerings in this important market sector were the Matchless G3L and AJS Model 16: two bikes, identical in all essential respects, tank badge and magneto position excepted. Testing one of these stalwarts in 1961, Motorcycling Magazine UK recorded a modest mean top speed of 76mph but found that when toured at a relaxed pace across country, an excellent 86 miles per gallon was achievable. Although limited, Motorcycling Magazine's experience confirmed that such a machine was light on the pocket, both for running costs and for the equally important, though less easily assessed, maintenance and repair factors. Finished in the model's traditional black livery, this AJS belongs to one of New Zealand's better-known riders from the '50s, Stan 'Tommy' Tucker, known for his physical agility on our early grass tracks. Stan has personally prepared this motorcycle for sale and you will note his handmade tank badges. Original papers and work manual accompany the motorcycle.

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2006 CCM T35s No 6 of 120 Engine Number: K416 -

Lot 3: 2006 CCM T35s No 6 of 120 Engine Number: K416 -

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Description: 2006 CCM T35s No 6 of 120 Engine Number: K416 - 104984?? Chassis Number: SMZHC4OD56804259 Max Power: 42hp British Street Fighter CCM stands for 'Clews Competition Machines'. This company has been producing high-performance motorcycles, mostly off-roaders, in Bolton since 1971. Because it is a very small manufacturer (it turns out about seven bikes a week), its products have always had a unique feel and attract the attention of the world's most informed and passionate riders. Maintaining its heritage as one of Britain's most important motorcycle manufacturers, Alan Clew (the original owner and founder) and his sons regained control of the famous CCM factory in 2006 and, with this, designed a new class of motorcycle. The limited-edition T53s model (only 120 hand-built units were made available) received applause across the globe and was the winner of the highly competitive 2006 British Short Track series. This bike performs even better than it looks. With its colossal, fully adjustable 48mm White Power suspension units, there's little the CCM FT35s can't handle. It's stable, very fast, light and controlled. The T35s is essentially a power band cloaked in a limited-edition piece of only-just-road-legal, combustion technology. The bike's design takes inspiration from the flat-track machines that race the half-mile and mile-long dirt ovals in the United of America. Anyone who's seen the film 'On Any Sunday' will know what flat-tracking's about. If you haven't, shame on you. Until you've seen it, look at flat-track as speedway but with more danger and pain. Oh, and did I mention the wheelies? A highly refined piece of madness, the CCM T35s reminds you of why the British did so well in Spitfires.

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1968 Yamaha DS6250 Engine Number: DS6 112240

Lot 4: 1968 Yamaha DS6250 Engine Number: DS6 112240

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Description: 1968 Yamaha DS6250 Engine Number: DS6 112240 Chassis Number: 112240 Max Power: 28hp Top Speed: 140kph The Beginning of the End With a top speed of 140kph the impact of this bike on the open road motorcycling fraternity is difficult to understate. The DS range laid the foundation for what was to become Yamaha's infamous RD (race-developed) series which ultimately spelt the end of British dominance. The engine has a high degree of sensitivity. A quarter-inch turn at the throttle magnifies to an intense leap at the rear wheel. Whatever you put into the bike, it tends to translate that input, amplify it and feed it back to you. The DS6 served notice in 1968 and was no place for a jerky, indecisive pilot who had been brought up on the somewhat lofty British singles of the day. It's the way the Yamaha's two-stroke engine delivers its power that separated it from the then-preferred four-stroke twins. Four-stroke twins accelerate by pulling themselves consistently through the rev-range with determination - not so with the DS6 which throws itself through its rev-range delivering instantaneous chunks of power. The revs build so rapidly that the tachometer always seems to be one shift behind. Overall, the DS6 is a rare thrill, merely for the fact that many of its type got the better of the rider. This particular example has been vetted by Hugh Anderson and is in very original condition right down to the signature original grey cabling.

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1936 Royal Enfield FJ 500cc 4 valve Engine Number:

Lot 5: 1936 Royal Enfield FJ 500cc 4 valve Engine Number:

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Description: 1936 Royal Enfield FJ 500cc 4 valve Engine Number: JF2074 Max Power: 22bhp Max speed: 125kph The Rare and Infamous 'Bullet' "Made like a gun, goes like a bullet" was Royal Enfield's slogan and, in 1931, E O Pardoe designed and prototyped a four-valve, single-cylinder which was introduced and christened the 'Bullet' and which, over time, developed a particularly punchy brand of power. Royal Enfield manufactured a range of fast-changing Bullets during the 1930s and, by 1934, the 500cc gained a four-value head which transformed into a more highly tuned 'modern-looking' vertical cylinder design in 1936. The first of these new machines were superbly styled and came with coil ignition, dry sump lubrication with the oil reservoir contained within the crankcase, and four-speed, foot-change gearboxes. Its compact layout was balanced by its twin ports and the distinctive upswept, sporty exhaust pipes which established the pattern for all future Royal Enfield singles.Authentically restored in 1977, this rare pre-war Bullet is offered registered and warranted and is in good running order. The vendor is not aware of any other Bullets of this model in New Zealand. Handwritten instructions outlining the starting procedure and a maintenance pattern accompany the bike.

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