One of the star lots at H&H’s sale at the National Motorcycle Museum on April 7, will include this 1938 Vincent-HRD Meteor, below, which was discovered incomplete in a barn, and subsequently restored over 10 years to its current condition.
Specialists Maughan and Sons and Conway Motors have been involved in its rebirth. It has an optional Jaeger eight day clock, recently restored and in good running order.
The Meteor has been dated and inspected by the Vincent Owners’ Club, with paperwork included. Copies of the original works order and original engine specification are included. Estimate is £30,000-40,000.
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Other eye-catchers include this unusual 1930 Norton CS1 (above), which has been in its current ownership since the 1960s.
When sold, 100% of the proceeds of this Norton is going towards the purchase of the local church, built by the current owner’s distant relative.
Bought in approximately 1969 in a dismantled state by the current seller, the CS1 was untouched and kept in boxes due to moving around the country for RAF duties, before restoration started in 2003 on retirement, with the engine restored by well-known Norton tuner Francis Beart’s mechanic Keith Manning. Estimate is £25,000-£27,000.
Details on these and all the other lots (which includes veterans and several Vincents) from www.handh.co.uk
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