Those of you with an interest in classic motorcycles may want to consider getting along to the National Motorcycle Museum by Junction 6 of the M42 on the outskirts of Birmingham on the 9th November 2018 where an auction is to take place run by H&H Classics. There are numerous motorcycles being offered for sale including the prized collection of the late Father Robert Edward Hampson who sadly passed away from cancer back in May.
Father Hampson had an interest in motorcycles from a very young age and had built up a collection of 12 classic bikes that are being sold at the above auction. It is estimated that these classic vehicles could fetch in the region of £140,000. Not only was he a keen collector but he also enjoyed getting in the saddle and taking them for a ride.
The classic motorcycle that may well attract the most attention is a restored 1951 Vincent Black Shadow with a 998cc engine that has an estimated price of between £40,000 to £50,000. Apparently, this particular bike was renowned as a high performance vehicle so some may feel it a little unusual that the likes of a vicar would own one.
The other motorcycles in the late vicar’s collection are: –
1921 Royal Enfield Model 180 986cc with an estimated sale price of £11,000 to £13,000.
1921 Sunbeam Model 7 500cc with an estimated sale price of £7,000 to £8,000.
1922 Sunbeam Model 1 350cc Sports with an estimated sale price of between £5,000 to £6,000.
1929 BSA Sloper 500cc side-valve with an estimated sale price of £5,000 to £6,000.
1929 Sunbeam Model 9/90 500cc with an estimated sale price of £7,000 to £8,000.
1932 Raleigh MH32 500cc OHV with an estimated sale price of £3,000 to £4,000.
1931 Sunbeam Model 9 Sports 500cc with an estimated sale price of £7,000 to £9,000.
1932 Sunbeam Lion 600cc that has no reserve
1932 Sunbeam Lion 500cc that has no reserve
1938 Sunbeam Model A26 with an estimated sale price of £8,000 to £9,000.
1947 Harley Davidson WLA 745cc Vee Twin with an estimated sale price of £9,000 to £11,000.
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