RAF Motorcycle is Rare Survivor
A 1967 BSA motorcycle which was used by the RAF Police is making a rare appearance on the market when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Sunday 5th February.
“This ex-RAF Police motorcycle is believed to be just one of three known survivors as the vast majority of these bikes have been civilianised or scrapped over the past 50 years.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “It certainly makes a different alternative to the civilian Police force Velocette LE which were affectionately known as Noddy bikes!”
Being offered for a client in Southampton, this 1967 BSA B40 is fitted with a 350cc engine. It was bought as a retirement project by the owner and features its correct and rare original fairing, blue light, higher handle bars and RAF blue saddlebags, but sadly little is known its history in the RAF.
During its current ownership, it has been sympathetically restored and has been well admired at classic motorcycle shows. Now coming to the Charterhouse auction of classic motorcycles, as the owner prefers to ride him modern Kawasaki with its electric start, it is estimated at £5,000-6,000.
Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this specialist auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Sunday 5th February which is held in conjunction with the hugely popular Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.
They are also accepting entries of classic and vintage cars for the following week also at The Royal Bath & West Showground and for their first antique auction in January which includes painting, books, Beswick and antiques with a selection of automobilia at their Sherborne salerooms.
For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney or Nicola Holmes at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at firstname.lastname@example.org