Headliners at Bonhams’ sale include an ex-works Velocette, a rare Vincent twin, barn finds and crated 1990s superbikes, together with a plethora of affordable classics for every taste and budget.
The sale’s leading lot is a double-overhead cam Velocette works racing motorcycle (£120,000-150,000) as raced by Freddie Frith in 1949 to win the 350cc class of the world championship in the competition’s inaugural year.
The works Velocettes were dismantled and sold on, but the ex-Frith engine and frame were reunited and the machine rebuilt using genuine works parts.
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