H&H Classics ended their year with their best motorcycle sale ever with close to £2m worth of classic motorcycles sold at auction just five days before Christmas, live from the National Motorcycle Museum on Sat 19/12/20.
The auction featured both the “National Motorcycle Museum Duplicate Collection” and the “Joe Ryan Private Collection” amongst many other private entries.
Mark Bryan, Head of Motorcycles at H&H Classics, said: “This was our biggest sale to date in terms of catalogue value. We were honoured to be chosen to handle the prestigious ‘National Motorcycle Museum Duplicate Collection’ and the fabulous ‘Joe Ryan private collection’. It was a great finale to what has been a difficult year.”
Sale Highlights included a1925 Brough Superior SS100 which achieved £184,000.For motorcycle enthusiasts the Brough Superior is the ‘Holy Grail’ of collecting. No less than four of this superior breed were offered to be sold by H&H Classics at the National Motorcycle Museum sale.
Mark Bryan Head of Bike sales at H&H Classics, stated: “This motorcycle marque will be forever associated with T.E. Lawrence, known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ who bought one of the first Brough SS100s in 1925 having previously owned three Brough SS80s. The crash that would end his life came while riding another SS100, on a narrow road near his cottage in 1935.”
Other highlights included a barn find 1966 Velocette Thruxton which sold for £19,550, and a 1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica. This was only the 2nd MHR imported into the UK and sold for £28,750