Marvellous Motorcycles

There are some marvellous motorcycles going under the Charterhouse hammer in their online auction of classic and vintage motorbikes on Wednesday 28th October.

“There are some great pre and post war motorbikes from barn stored basket cases to perfect concours condition motorcycles.” Commented Richard Bromell. “We have had entries from up and down the country. This combined with estimated from £500 to £30,000 means there will be something of interest for every motorbike enthusiast.”

For those looking for a winter restoration project, a shed in Devon has given up a quartet of motorcycles all being sold without reserve including a 1964 Triumph 3TA. This should be a rewarding project and is estimated at £500-700.

For fans of pre-war motorcycles a 1930 AJS Model R12 twin port, a rare 250cc bike totally restored to original specification is valued at £6,000-7,000. From the same owner, in Maidenhead, is a 1951 Velocette MAC 350. Restored to concours condition, this is ready to be enjoyed estimated at £7,000-8,000.

Just a couple of years younger, is a 1956 Norton Manx from a collector in Preston, Lancashire, comes to auction in an original and unrestored condition. From long term ownership this Norton is estimated at £25,000-27,000.


Other motorcycle marques in the online auction include Ariel, Gilera, Ducati, Honda, Van Veen, Benelli, AJS, BSA, BSA and Royal Enfield. All the lots, and the specialist selection of automobilia including the Eric Williams collection of TT memorabilia, can be viewed on where live internet bidding is also available.


Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for this specialist auction on Wednesday 28th October and for their busy autumn programme of sales with silver, jewellery & watches on Thursday 5th October, Asian Art antiques & interiors on Friday 6th October and classic & vintage cars on Wednesday 11th November


For further information regarding these auction, contact Richard Bromell 01935 812277 or George Beale 07808 159149 at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne or email images to Richard and George on


1964 Triumph 3TA shed stored Devon project no reserve

1930 AJS Model R12 £6,000-7,000

1951 Velocette MAC 350 restored to concours condition £7,000-8,000

1956 Manx Norton £25,000-27,000