H&H Classics Projecting 'Auction Record' Motorcycle Sale

Classic British Pre-War Bikes Reign Donington Park Docket

Posted: November 15, 2016 7:00 am
by Matt DiVenere
Photo courtesy of H&H Classics.

With a docket of over 100 motorcycles, H&H Classics is rounding out its 2016 auction year with a variety of classics, fully restored and even a handful of barn-finds at the Donington Park auction today in Derby, UK.

However, the superbike that the entire market is watching is a 1938 Vincent Rapide Series ‘A’ HRD. This Vincent is very rare and an original survivor that has its original frame, engine number, gearbox, oil pump and magneto numbers. The motorcycle was once owned by racing driver, car builder and TV presenter Alain de Cadenet.

According to H&H Classics Head of Motorcycles Mark Bryan, this rare British bike has an opportunity to make motorcycle history by breaking the world record for a Vincent Rapide sold at auction. Its current estimate is £200,000 to £220,000. The current world record is £201,000 that was sold in 2008.

“The Series-A Rapide is seen as gold dust,” according to Bryan in a press release. “These bikes are incredibly collectable and in value they are closing in on the Brough.”

Speaking of Broughs, there will be three available that are worthy of keeping your eye on. A 1930 Brough Superior 680 Black Alpine, with an estimate of £150,000 to £160,000, due to its rarity as well as the number of original parts on the bike. Only 65 of the Black Alpine models were made, and this one is unrestored.

Two more Broughs to cross the block will be a 1934 Brough Superior Black Alpine, estimated at £120,000 to £140,000, as well as a 1939 Brough Superior SS80, estimated for £80,000 - £85,000.

H&H will also host an automobilia and car auction on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Donington Park.

Photos courtesy of H&H Classics.

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