A 1999 Ducati 996 RS Team Ducati Factory Superbike raced by Australian Troy Corser is one of over 130 classic sports and racing bikes going under the hammer in London this weekend.
International auctioneers Coys are putting a collection of bikes worth millions of pounds up for auction as one of the main features of the London Motorcycle Show.
Troy’s former race bike is expected to sell for between $88,000 and $105,000 Australian.
Mr Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “We are delighted to return to London for our landmark annual motorcycle sale with a wide range of classic sports and racing bikes.”
“This is the only international motorcycle auction of this scale and calibre ever held in the nation’s capital, at one of the most important motorcycle shows in the world.”
The selection of stunning, rare and unique motorcycles to be auctioned off boasts gems such as a 1939 Moto Guzzi 250 Albatros compressore ‘Gerolamo’ (estimated AUD$122,000 to $175,000), a 1923 Harley-Davidson Model J (AUD$35,000 to $44,000) and a 1979 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica.
One of only 5 known surviving examples of a 1934 Brough Superior 680 Junior will also be auctioned and is expected to fetch AUD$140,000 – $175,000.
The sale also features bikes from the famous Hitchcock’s Motorcycle Collection.
The Hitchcock & Sons motorcycle shop was located in Folkestone, Kent and was a mecca for all British bikers from the 1950’s onwards.
Primarily a Triumph specialist Jock Hitchcock also sponsored riders in the ISDT (International Six Day Trial races) as well as his son Don (on a Greeves) with whom he ran the shop.
Routledge said: “The Hitchcock’s collected many rare and interesting British bikes over the years, but sadly both have passed away.”
“This collection is being offered for sale for the first time with many motorcycles in ‘barn find’ condition and many more offered at no reserve.”
Lots from Hitchcock’s Collection include a 1912 Triumph 3.5 HP, formerly registered as ‘OLD 1’ and owned by Bert Greeves (AUD$17k to $25k), a 1914 Zenith Gradua 770cc V-Twin JAP and a 1927 Brough Superior Overhead Valve 680 (over $105,000).
The digital auction catalogue is available at www.coys.co.uk/upcoming-auctions.
The London Motorcycle Show is one of the world’s largest and most significant motorcycling events and runs from Friday 17th February to Sunday 19th February 2017.
The show will feature everything on two wheels with all top manufacturers showcasing the very latest machines and futuristic concept bikes.
The show achieved astounding attendance figures in 2016 with nearly 39,000 visitors.