• Three fabulous collectible Ducatis – one with ‘no reserve’
• Unique Honda CE71 Dream Super Sport 250cc
• `No reserve’ Harley 90th Anniversary cruiser
The weather’s warmer, so it’s time to ‘get on your bike’, with Shannons offering five great classic motorcycles at its November 5 Sydney Spring Auction.
The highlight for sports bike enthusiasts is a trio of ultra-desirable Italian Ducatis, led by an iconic ‘Square Case’ 1977 Ducati 900 Super Sport.
Previously owned by well-known Ducati collector, Brian Wilson, the bike for the past four years has been with its current Sydney owner – a mechanic with 30 years’ experience restoring classic cars – and has been prepared to very high mechanical and cosmetic standard.
As an ideal bike for the Ducati collector, Shannons expect this ultra-desirable ‘Duke’ to sell in the $68,000-$78,000 range.
Also on many Ducati collectors’ short list is a 1978 Ducati 750 Sport coming from long-term ownership.
Specially ordered for Frasers Motorcycles in Australia and finished in Ducati yellow, this very special 750 Sport is believed to be a two-owner bike and is one of just 23 ‘Round Case’ examples of this sought-after Ducati model built for Australia in 1978.
Adding to its appeal, the Ducati features Dellorto PHF32A carburettors, a steel fuel tank, Conti pipes, Borrani wheels and a Scarab front brake.
Although stored for some time, the bike has been started and runs well, but will require some minor recommissioning before use.
With exceptional provenance, Shannons believe this a rare opportunity for the Ducati collector to acquire one of the most desirable models built in the 1970s and are quoting guiding range of $42,000 - $48,000.
Last, but certainly not least, there is a one-owner 1994 Ducati 916 that is believed to have covered just over 9,000km from new.
Understood to be one of the first 30 imported into Australia, this stunning 916 from the model’s first year of production has been cherished as part of a small motorcycle collection by its Sydney-based owner from new and is being sold with its original Ducati jacket. Offered with ‘no reserve’, it is expected to sell in the $15,000-$20,000 range.
Japanese bike collectors will be eyeing a 250cc 1959 Honda CE71 Dream Super Sport – one of a handful of surviving examples.
This beautifully restored Honda CE 71 Super Sport has been owned by its current Japanese motorcycle collector/owner for the past nine years.
Ideal for the collector or Japanese bike enthusiast, the CE 71 is a wonderful piece of mechanical engineering that would make a fabulous display piece, equally at home in the lounge or garage, with Shannons quoting a guiding range of $22,000 - $26,000.
American bike enthusiasts have the opportunity to purchase the ultimate cruiser: a ‘fully-loaded’ 1993 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide 90th Anniversary model.
Always garaged, serviced regularly by Harley mechanics and never dropped or damaged, according to the vendor, the Harley is being offered for sale with ‘no reserve and is expected to sell for $7,000 - $10,000.
For more information on the auction contact Stuart Roberts (02) 8019 4179, or Damien Duigan (02) 8019 4180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.