1927 Norton Model 18, 490cc. Registration number SV 8596 (non transferrable), Frame number 26580. Engine number 37082. The over head valve Norton Model 18 was first seen by the public in 1922. The new model retained the 79mm x 100mm bore and stroke that was already synonymous with the Norton marques 500cc models, but adopted a new over head valve top end fitted to the well proven Norton bottom end already in service in the 16H. The new head and barrel employed sound engineering principles with plenty of well spaced finning on the cylinder and the massive head. The rockers were placed well above the head on pillars ensuring adequate cooling. Much of the development work on the new engine was carried out at Brooklands, where the soundness of the design was demonstrated when the new model established a new world record for a 500cc class machine covering a kilometre at 89.22 mph. The new engine was housed in a frame of a similar type to that employed by the 16H, although in order to accommodate the taller over head valve engine without the whole machine becoming overly tall the tank rail was kinked. A three speed Sturmey Archer gearbox was employed as was chain drive for both the primary and final drive For the rest of the 1920's the Model 18 provided the basis for many of Norton's competition successes and in recent years has become one of the most sought after Norton's. The first examples still employed a dummy belt rim rear brake, however as the decade progressed drum brakes were adopted. Daniel O'Donovan set a range of World and speed records for Norton, and specially tuned their BS and BRS models at Brooklands, in addition to fettling Norton's factory racers. This mercurial talent was instrumental in Norton's prosperity from 1913 onwards, and into the introduction of the Model 18 overhead valve engine in 1922. With a second wind from ohv power, O'Donovan and Norton pushed on to further records and, with Albert Denly on board, Norton set several records at Montlhery in 1927, including 100 miles in an hour on a Model 18. This example was restored by Barry Tyreman of Bingley in 2000/2001 and on the road for 2001-2005 before being sold to our vendor in 2007. He has taken it to many vintage festivals including Coupes Moto Legende in Dijon-Prenois in 2014, Vintage Revival in Montlhery in 2019, it has also been to the VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes. It is now only been sold as he finds hand changing gear harder these days, sold with the V5C, various tax discs and other paperwork.
about Lot 551
1951 Bedford M tanker. Registration number MFO 141 (see text). Chassis number 236758. Engine number unknown. Mid -1939 saw a complete revamp of Bedfords, with a range consisted of the K (30–40 cwt), MS and ML (2–3 ton), OS and OL (3–4 ton), OS/40 and OL/40 (5 ton) series, and the OB bus. Many of the trucks sold by Bedford between June and September 1939 were requisitioned for military use on the outbreak of World War II; many were abandoned after the retreat from Dunkirk, rendered useless to the enemy by removing the engine oil drain plug and running the engine. The 1939 K-, M-, and O-series lorries were quickly redesigned for military use. This was largely a matter of styling, involving a sloping bonnet with a flat front with headlights incorporated and a crash bar to protect the radiator in a minor collision. The military versions were designated OX and OY series, and again were put to a wide range of tasks, including mobile canteens, tankers, general purpose lorries, and a version with a Tasker semi-trailer used by the Royal Air Force to transport dismantled or damaged aircraft. Production of the new range ceased, apart from a few examples made for essential civilian duties, when Bedford went onto a war footing. Production resumed in 1945. MFO is recorded as being re registered by DVLA in 1995 and declared as a 1951 model with a 5,000cc engine. A photograph of of it without the bonnet one shows it was a tanker at this time. An older restoration it should respond well to recommissioning. There is a copy of a SORN declaration and there are no keys with the vehicle, and DVLA state it is on SORN.
about Lot 310
1998 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera, 3,400cc. Registration number R579 VSE. Chassis number WPOZZZ99ZWS607204. Engine number 66W12241. Asked to nominate his favourite generation of Porsche 911 during its 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2013, racing driver and journalist Tiff Needell chose the 996 commenting: "This was the model that brought the 911 into the modern world. We finally got rid of the VW pedals and had a chassis that handled in a much more progressive and controllable manner. Not a convert before, completely converted after!" Traditionalists may have decried the 996's water-cooled engine and shared Boxster componentry, however, the newcomer's use of a brand-new platform (the 911's first since 1963) meant that it was notably lighter, stiffer and more aerodynamic than its 993 predecessor. Equipped with four-valve cylinder heads, the 996's 3.4 litre engine developed 296bhp and 258lbft (outputs comparable to those of the 993 Carrera RS's 3.8 litre unit). Allied to either six-speed manual or five-speed Tiptronic transmission, the free-revving flat six enabled the 2+2-seater to sprint to 60mph in 5 seconds and onto 174mph. More ergonomically laid-out and spacious than that of any previous 911, the 996's cabin also boasted a far better HVAC system. Early 3.4 litre 996 cars are increasingly sought after because of their stronger dual row IMS bearings and mechanical throttles. VSE in Artic Silver with Cinnamon leather interior is a six speed manual with sunroof and a long list of optional extras when ordered new. These include the sports package, traction control, LSD, sports seat left bare, 18" Techno wheels, cruise control with 6 CD autochanger and air conditioning. Ordered new by George Clarke of Aberdeen there are 17 stamps in the service book, mainly with Porsche dealers or specialists, the last at 135,985 miles in June 2020, there are three brake fluid stamps, the last at 135,985 miles. There is a large service history folder and MOT history, in 2009 it was purchased by long term owner, Roger Hewitt with a mileage of 64,310 and regularly serviced including a borescope inspection of the cylinders in 2018, in 2019 he spent £2,900 on new manifolds, exhaust and catalytic converters, as well as the coil packs. In June 2020 he sold it on to a dealer who serviced it at 135,985 miles and replaced the air conditioning radiators, a week later our vendor purchased it and replaced the battery and rear tyres. Today the mileage is at 137,845 miles. Being sold as the owner has a new business venture, it must be noted that there is an issue with the coolant, hence the low auction estimate. Sold with the V5C, MOT until August 2021, MOT history, service history, receipt folder, one key, and Porsche manuals.
about Lot 302
A Hornby Dublo 4-6-2 locomotive, 60007, Sir Nigel Gresley with tender, box.
about Lot 5
A Bronica SQ-Ai medium format film camera (serial number of body - 1523872), with winding crank, waist level finder, dark slide, also including a Zenzanon-PS 80mm f2.8 lens (serial number - 8326407)
about Lot 43
Corgi Toys 309 Aston Martin D.B.4 Competition Model, white/turquoise body, lemon interior, spun shaped wheel hubs, racing number 7, Union Jack & Chequered flag decals on bonnet, in good original condition blue/yellow illustrated box.
about Lot 90
A Georgian mahogany breakfront library bookcase, the stepped cornice above a pair of thirteen clear, red and orange astragal glazed doors flanked by a further glazed door to each side, all opening to adjustable shelves, over frieze drawers with brass handles and ivory escutcheons, the lower section with a pair of panel cupboard doors opening to a shelved interior, flanked by a further panel door to each side, on a plinth base, 230 x 40 x 208 cm.
about Lot 420
King George III, Sovereign, 1817, Laureate head r. coarse hair, legend type A. R. St. George and dragon within Garter, edge milled, weight 8.0g, graded VF/EF. 1817 was the first date of modern gold sovereign issued.
about Lot 33
1929 Sunbeam Model 90, 493 cc. Registration number BF 8652 (non-transferrable). Frame number E5808. Engine number N3690. In 1912, John Marston set out to make a 'Gentleman's Motor Cycle' and the Sunbeam was certainly that, being dubbed 'The Rolls-Royce of Motor Cycles' before WW1. However, the use of Sunbeams in competition was always encouraged by the works and, in the hands of riders such as George Dance, Tommy de la Hay and Alec Bennett, the marque scored hundreds of convincing successes in speed events. In the mid twenties, the Dance-inspired and tuned lightweight OHV models were astonishingly successful and almost unbeatable in sprints and hillclimbs. When, at the behest of the Sunbeam Competition Department, much advanced gas-flow development was done by Harry Weslake on the beautifully-made pushrod engine, the resulting Model 90' overhead-valve models found the power and stamina to win race after race, with T.T. success with Charlie Dodson in 1928 and 1929, and a near miss in 1930, where gearbox design had fallen behind that of their rivals'. After that, amongst the debt crisis so prominent during the economic collapse of the '30s, Sunbeam continued to produce road machines of high quality and the Model 90 in road and race versions for the wealthy and fortunate few, though only as 'works-supported' rather than the former 'Works' machines when specified for competition use. BV was purchased by our vendors father, Spike Holman, c 2000 in East Sussex as an almost complete project, see photographs on file, he was serial restorer of vintage machinery, including the AJS Model S2 in this auction. The full restoration was undertaken over several years; in 2006 the forks were refurbished by Chris Odling of Oban, with a Bentley & Draper damper set, new springs and a top yoke spindle tube. By March 2018 he had obtained a dating certificate and the machine was registered with DVLA in the June. Unused since completion, the engine has no fluids in it and commissioning will be required, along with final adjustments. Sold with the V5C, dating certificate, pre restoration photographs and several books on the marque.
about Lot 331
A red and cream painted wooden sign, This Whistle to be Blown ..... Fire, (six lines of text,), 39 x 51 cm. Provenance; ex H&BR's Springhead Works, collected with the permission of the demolition team around 1980 when the works were demolished. The Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Company (HB&WRJR&DCo.) was opened on 20 July 1885. The name was changed to The Hull and Barnsley Railway (H&BR) in 1905. The Springhead Works were built on green-field land north of the main line outside the then area of urbanisation of Hull.
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