Dee, Atkinson & Harrison enjoyed a successful classic motorcycle auction on
March 3, 2018, at Sledmere House in Yorkshire.
In spite of the worst snow conditions for many years, all but three of the 50 machines entered were delivered for the sale and the attendance was well supplemented by internet bidding from the rest of the country and Europe.
The highlight of the auction was the 1938 HRD-Vincent Series A Comet which had been in the same family for some 60 years; with non-original crankcases it sold for £34,000. Next in line was a Matchless G50 with unknown provenance until the 1980s when it was campaigned by Northumbrian Dave Storry until the early 1990s; unused since, it sold to a collector for £26,000.
Prewar machines were in demand with a 1938 Velocette MSS realising £8200, a 1932 Cotton with a Blackburne engine £5750 and a restoration project 1931 Triumph WL £3320. Of the later machines a 1943/45 Ariel W/NG sold for £5520 and a 1960 Royal Enfield Constellation £5750.
All prices include 15% buyer’s premium including VAT and the next auction is on July 7, 2018. Please contact Andy Spicer (01377 253151) for consignments.
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