For fans of rolling on two-wheels NZ auction house Webb’s is hosting a Classic Motorcycle auction on 19th October with previewing beginning this Friday (Oct 7th).
The auction is attracting local and international interest and follows a successful event in March. So once again Webb’s Managing Director Neil Campbell has gathered some truly historic works of industrial design, spanning more than 100 year of New Zealand motorcycling history.
From the remarkably original 1905 Minerva, coming with its original purchase receipt and three generations of family history, to the Grand Prix raced Bultaco direct from the legendary New Zealand race pilot Ginger Molloy’s lifetime collection. Another extremely rare race bike is the 1975 RG500 XR14. The XR14 was made famous by Barry Sheene who won 3 World Championships.
The collection of immaculate late-1960s’ and early-1970s’ Hondas are set to attract a great deal of attention, so too will the examples of mid-70s’ Triumphs. Campbell claims; “brand-new stock from this period rarely, if ever, comes to the open market so this is a fantastic opportunity for new collectors”.
On the ultra-rare front, the circa-1912 Calthorpe is thought to be one of four in existence in the world. The 1930s are also well represented with the iconic OK Supreme bronze-head race bike, having been restored by well known period restorer Hughie Hancox.
Webb’s are also offering the late Don Gordon’s collection of vintage motorcycles which as Campbell says, simply represents a man who loved riding fine bikes with good people.
“It has been a complete pleasure working with the current custodians of these remarkable machines and we’re now looking forward to sharing the collection with everyone; from the established or new collector to those who simply appreciate industrial design and the 20th century’s fascination with combustion technology and its application to spirited travel and intrepid velocity,” says Campbell
The historic motorcycles can viewed at Shed 5 from Friday 7 October, up until the Auction on 19 October.
AUCTION: Classic Motorcycles and Cars of the Day – 19 Oct 6:30pm
PREVIEW: Friday 7 Oct, 6pm – 9pm
The auction and viewing will be held at Shed 5, Top Deck, 90 Wellesley Street, Auckland.