1990 Kawasaki KR1-S, 248cc. Registration number G250 AAY. Frame number KR250C 001754. Engine number KR250 BE 006662.
In an attempt to crack the export market, Kawasaki tried reviving some of the old Meguro models, but failed to make a dent. It was only when they came up with the 250cc Samurai that things began to change in their favour. Followed by the 350cc Avenger and then the mercurial 500cc Mach III 'widow-maker', they had discovered the magical formula to captivate the international motorcyclist's heart, ultimate performance. After making an international reputation with their radical two strokes, Kawasaki started to develop large four strokes, resulting in the 900 Z1. Further four strokes followed, but they never forgot their roots were in two strokes, and their hooligan past was not dead, merely lying dormant until it was reawakened with the KR1 in 1988. State of the art technology was used, with liquid cooling, balance shaft, crescent-slide carburettors, electronic ignition, six-speed gearbox, and an alloy box-section frame. Power was impressive for a 250, and the following year it was boosted again with the new KR1S version to become the ultimate 250.
AAY was owned by Simon Steadman of Hinckley in 2008 before selling it to our vendor in 2010, at which point it was HPI clean and had an MOT at 7,507 miles and was black in colour. This was changed to the current livery in 2013. MOT'd each year with minimum mileage being added it is wonderful condition and benefits from recent tyres.
Sold with the V5C, the MOT expired on the 19th June 2021, MOT history, and two service manuals, it is only being sold due to a house move and lack of storage.
A Mamod live steam 1404 Fire Engine FE1, depicting an Edwardian machine, 490 x 185 x 250mm, original box and paperwork, fired up once, otherwise in very good condition
1950 Vincent Comet, Series C, 499cc. Registration number DCK 473. Frame number, headstock and swinging arm RC/1/5451. Engine number F 5AB/2A/3551. Crankcases, both 75C.
Archibald Knox (1864-1933) for Liberty & Co., a pewter inkwell, circa 1903, tapered circular form, whiplash interlaces design, original clear glass liner, stamped marks to base Tudric (Liberty mark), 0653, Made in England, 10.5 x 6cm.
1966 Ducati Mach 1, 250 cc. Registration number ABW 959D. Frame number not stamped. Engine number DM250M1 01635.
Although the Ducati manufacturing organisation could trace its history back to the 1920s it did not start manufacturing motorcycles until the late 1940s and early success led to the appointment of Fabio Taglioni as chief designer in 1954. His first design was a 98cc sporting overhead-camshaft machine, to become known as the Marianna, proved a great success and was to become a competitive entrant for long distance road events so favoured by the Italians. Taglioni built on his success with the introduction of larger displacement machines featuring the now established OHC design which was eminently suited to tuning and serious competition and in 1959 a 125 Taglioni design took a young Mike Hailwood to his first Grand Prix victory. The first 250cc engined bike entered production in 1961 and was an immediate success, to become known in the UK as the 250 Daytona, it was the first of the 'narrow-crankcase' derivatives which would dominate production until the late 1960s, and in 1964 one such derivative appeared in the from of the 'Mach 1.' The Mach 1 featured a tuned motor sporting high lift cams, big valves with stronger springs and modified adjusters, a high compression piston and a 29 mm Del Orto carburettor producing a claimed 28bhp at 8500rpm, against the Daytona's not inconsequential 17bhp. Coupled to a 5 speed gearbox the Mach 1 offered blistering performance for a 250 machine and it was tested at 105mph making it the fastest production 250 of its day.
ABW was initially sold in the USA as part of Joe Berliner's stock and in later years was with Richard Moran of Cedar Rapids. After his passing it found its way over to the UK with Richard Wujkiw and Peter Hindley who restored it with receipts on file for and engine gearbox rebuild.
Our vendor spent many years searching for a good example of a Mach 1 and found this machine in February 2019. Ill health now means he wishes to pass it on to a new home.
Sold with the V5C, period Ducati manual, various receipts and magazine articles. Please note there is no oil in the machine so recommissioning will be required for road use.
2011 Norton Commando 961 Sport, 961 cc. Registration number KJ51 COM. Frame number SAYCMM01SAY000213. Engine number 501/0037.
A Kenwood TS-950S Digital HT Transceiver, untested and sold without warranty
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500. Registration number YOA 179T. Chassis number FH 126792. Engine number FM/113303-HE.
The Spitfire was conceived by Standard-Triumph to compete in the small sports car market against the Austin-Healey Sprite. The Sprite had used the drive train of the Austin A30/A35 in a lightweight. The Spitfire used mechanicals from the Herald. Where the Austin A30 used monocoque construction, the Herald used body-on-frame — a chassis Triumph was able to downsize, saving the cost of developing a completely new chassis-body unit.
Giovanni Michelotti, who had designed the Herald, styled the bodywork, which featured wind-up windows (in contrast to the Sprite and Midget, which used side curtains) and an assembly of the bonnet and wings that opened forward for engine access. The Spitfire's introduction was delayed by its company's financial troubles in the early 1960's and was subsequently announced shortly after Standard Triumph was taken over by Leyland Motors. When Leyland officials, taking stock of their new acquisition, found Michelotti's prototype under a dust sheet in a factory corner, it was quickly approved it for production.
The Mark IV featured a redesigned rear design similar to the Triumph Stag and Triumph 2000 models, both also designed by Michelotti. The front end was revised with a new bonnet pressing eliminating the weld lines on top of the wings/fenders, door handles were recessed, the convertible top received squared-off corners. The interior was revised to include a full-width dashboard, with instruments ahead of the driver rather than over the centre console, initially finished in black plastic and beginning in 1973 finished in wood. The 1500 followed in 1974.
YOA comes with an extensive history; the Heritage certificate states it was built on the 5th September 1978 but not registered until the 14th February 1979, normal for a sports car.
There is history from 1988 when it was owned by Mr Smith when he had the big end bearings replaced as well as a sill. In 1989 Mr Hardman of Chelmsford had the engine built at 88,000 miles. Eric Sullivan of Flitwick was the owner from 1990 and he set about a comprehensive restoration, including the body tub in 1994. MOT's are on file from 1992 at 6,470 miles, by 2007 it had risen to 9,125 miles and and 2017 at 12,290. Our vendor bought it in 2009 and has only added a few miles each year.
Sold with the V5C, MOT history, Heritage certificate, large receipts history, this appears to be a well sorted Spitfire, ideal for summer fun.
1962 Heinkel Tourist A-02, 174cc. Registration number 248 XVH (non transferrable). Frame number 0259438. Engine number 608443.
Heinkel Flugzeugwerke's Tourist scooter was launched on to the export market in November 1955 and withdrawn ten years later. As might be expected from a German aircraft manufacturer, the machine was very thoroughly engineered, with an OHV 4-stroke engine derived from the company's bubble-car, fan-cooling, electric dynamotor starting and under-seat luggage compartment, then rare on scooters. All this came at a price and the 'Tourist' was expensive when compared to the Italian ranges which limited foreign sales, making survivors scarce. Promoted on the East Coast of the US at one time as 'The Cadillac of Scooters,' it was indeed a quality item.
The Tourist had a frame of steel tubes to which pressed steel panels were fixed. The 4-stroke motor, with electric start and a 4-speed gearbox was under the seat and its rear drive chain was sealed in an oil bath, unable to coat either the riders or the bike itself.
This example was imported from Belgium by our vendor and underwent a bare metal restoration. The engine was running well so only needed a comprehensive service. It was first registered with DVLA by our vendor in August 2019 and was ridden to the saleroom and around our site. An easy machine to start and ride, it makes a change from Lambrettas and Vespas.
Sold with the V5C and an instruction manual.
A collection of sixteen handheld games, to include :
Barcode Battler Electronic Commerce Conflict
Star Trek 25th anniversary
Batman and Robin (with Batman control stick)
Bank Raid (double screen)
Power Rangers Tiger Barcodzz (with barcode cards)
Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles
Dirt Track Go Karting
Turbo Drive (Casio)
To be sold on behalf on Monkey World, Dorset