Associated Motorcycles AJS 16M Competition 350cc – 1958 Restored Motorcycle

Manufacturer: AJS      Year:

Associated Motorcycles AJS 16M Competition 350cc - 1958

Associated Motorcycles AJS 16M Competition 350cc – 1958


This motorcycle was bought new from Cooper Bros, Templehill, Troon, Ayrshire and registered 4th January, 1958. It doesn’t have the original Green registration book but it does have the Green Continuation Book from 1976 and the V5C Form.

It is licensed as a Historic Vehicle.

The engine was built by AMC Competition Department and still runs like a dream..

It was used in Trials by members of the Stevenston & District MCC as well as day to day transport like most bikes of that era. With the exception of the alloy 18″ rear rim and tyre and foot rests this is a completely original bike and would grace any Classic Bike Show.

I believe it was entered in the SSDT in the early ’60s but have no official confirmation of this. It has only had two owners since it was restored in 1976.

Last used in the SSDT Centenary Run for 100 Bikes over 100 Miles (number 20), which was held last May around Fort Willian/Spean Bridge forest tracks including Switchback. It completed this Historic run without fault despite horrendous weather during the event.

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Moto Guzzi Gambalunghino Albatros -1951 Restored Motorcycle

Manufacturer: Moto Guzzi      Year:

Moto Guzzi Gambalunghino Albatros 1951

Moto Guzzi Gambalunghino Albatros – 1951


“A genuine and historic Grand Prix Winning motorcycle from the golden age of motorcycle racing.

This was Arthur Wheelers Moto Guzzi 250cc machine during the 1950’s through to 1958.
It was then sold to Trevor Barnes, who raced it until 1964. It then passed onto Arthur Lawn who rode it in the 1964 & 65 IOM TT’s.

It started life as a pre-war “Albatros” model, originally ridden by Leon Martin. Fergus Anderson bought the machine from Moto Guzzi on behalf of Wheeler in 1951. It was continually developed by Wheeler to the latest specification, such as his famous “dustbin” and “dolphin” works pattern streamliner fairings.
Because of Wheelers relationship with with Guzzi, he was supplied with many special Factory parts from works riders Fergus Andersson and Enrico Lorenzetti.

It was on this machine (although it was continually modified) that Wheeler won the 1954 250cc Italian GP, North West 200 x 3 times, Leinster 200’s X 3 times, the Hutchinson 100 at Silverstone and numerous IOM TT Silver Reps, International and National level races as well as many Best Privateer results in the GP’s, culminating with a 4th place in the 1954 250cc Grand Prix World Championship.

The rear alloy section of the frame with the swinging arm and sub frame is the original 1958 Renolds unit constructed by Ken Sprayson. This frame section was bought from Wheeler and fitted by Arthur Lawn in 1964, and was originally used by Wheeler to win the 1958 Blandford National’s, with this engine fitted. So, the bike really has led a “double-life” with Arthur Wheeler….”

Brough Superior SS100 ‘Moby Dick’ – 1929 Restored Motorcycle

Manufacturer: Brough Superior      Year:

Brough Superior SS100 'Moby Dick' - 1929

Brough Superior SS100 ‘Moby Dick’ – 1929


Bonhams’ auction at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Stafford on Sunday, 16th October 2011 was a huge success with a sales total of £1.7million (approx US$2.6 million).

The most succesful lot of the day was a 1929 Brough Superior SS100 which is often known as a ‘Moby Dick’. It was very popular attracting several keen bidders.

The Superior SS100 was claimed in its day to be ‘the fastest privately owned machine in the world suitable for road use’ and, when tested by Motor Cycling magazine in 1931, the ‘Moby Dick’ achieved a top speed of 106mph. This was a staggering acheivement in 1931.

The Moby Dick was restored in 1998.

On the same day a 1924 980cc Brough Superior SS80 made £100,500 which was considerably higher than estimated. Also a 1930 Brough Superior Black Alpine 680 restoration project sold for £40,550.

A 1933 Brough Superior ‘11-50′ that received the ‘best original in show’ award at the BSOC Rally in 2004 fetched £34,500.

Bonhams Head of Motorcycles was reported as saying, “Restoration projects were in strong demand with some outstanding results achieved in this category. But any machine with good history and a high level of originality (regardless of condition) was keenly contested by discerning collectors and enthusiasts.”

Other notable sales at the auction included:
1906 Minerva 4½hp V-Twin (£26,450)
1911 Douglas 2¾hp Model D (£18,400)
1953 Matchless 498cc G45 (£36,700)
1955 BSA 500cc Gold Star ‘barn find’ restoration project (£8,280)
1969 Kawasaki 500cc Mach III/H1 (£12,650)
1972 Triumph X75 Hurricane (£24,150)
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica (£12,075).

Honda CB750K2 – 1972 Restored Motorcycle

Manufacturer: Honda      Year:

Honda CB750K2 – 1972

Year: 1972
Manufacturer: Honda
Model: CB750 K2
Colour: Orange
Engine Size: 750
Drive Type: Chain
Start Type: Combo


Restored 1972 Honda CB750K2 Motorcycle.

This was a professional restoration, OEM Honda parts were used if available.

The engine was rebuilt with new bearings, seals, gaskets and piston rings.

The frame and swingarm were powder coated.

Sunrise Flake Orange paint was professionally applied.

All of the hardware was professionally zinc plated.

The carburettors were rebuilt.

A new front fender was fitted.

New wheel rims were laced with new spokes.

New brakes were installed.

A new seat was fitted.

After-market turn signals were used.

The tach and speedo were rebuilt to new specifications.

The rear fender and tail light bracket were professionally re-chromed.

A stunning restored Honda CB750K2 Motorcycle.

Honda CB750K0 -1969 Restored Motorcycle

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Honda CB750K0 -1969

Year: 1969
Manufacturer: Honda
Model: CB750 K0
Colour: Red
Engine Size: 750
Drive Type: Chain
Start Type: Combo


Restored 1969 Honda CB750 K0 Motorcycle.

This bike received a total restoration by an avid collector and expert mechanic.

The engine was rebuilt with new piston rings.

The cylinder head was cleaned and new o-rings and valve guide seals were installed.

A new cam chain was fitted.

The engine was reassembled with all new engine gaskets.

A new Honda HM300 4 into 4 exhaust was sourced.

The frame was bead blasted and powder coated.

The correct early K0 rims were re-chromed and rebuilt with new spokes.

The brakes were replaced.

The original double cut front fender and rear fenders were re-chromed.

All of the cables were replaced.

The tank, side covers, air box and fork ears, were professionally painted.

The engine cases were polished.

A lovely restored 1969 Honda CB750 Motorcycle.