£5,000 - £5,500
1980 Honda Britain CB750SS, 736cc. Registration number AEC 10W. Frame number CB750G1015084. Engine number B750GE 1012615.
When Phil Read won the 1977 TT on a CB750F2 Honda decided to make race replicas (FRR) and commissioned Colin Seeley to undertake this and some 150 were produced before a falling out with Reed and Honda halted the production. There surplus components and Eric Sulley of Honda decided to carry on production with minor changes, a new paint scheme and re naming the bike the “Honda Britain 750 SS”. In November 1978 Colin received an order for 50 machines in red and white, and 50 machines in blue and white. The conversion from the standard F2 750 Honda consisted of the Phil Read type fairing and seat unit, alloy petrol tank, modified side panels, front mudguard and a Seeley reverse cone exhaust system. The total production run for these machines was 225, with the first models reaching dealerships in early 1979. Colin Seeley did not keep records of the frame numbers of this series of motorcycles, it is believed this was probably because this was essentially a styling exercise and did not utilise Colin’s own superior Seeley made frame of the original Seeley Honda 750.
With thanks to Eva Seeley for the background.
AEC was bought by our vendor in 2009 as part of his Honda collection and has been started up regularly. It's MOT history with DVLA goes back to 2005 at 23,493 rising to 23,661 in 2009.
Recently partially recommissioned for the auction, the engine has been running smoothly although Spicers would recommend further safety checks before road use.
Sold with the V5C.
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