1951 Vincent Rapide takes top price on the day and smashes estimate, selling for £31,050.

On March 27th, H&H Classics held their first motorcycle and scooter auction of 2024. Nearly 90% of the classic and collectible motorcycles and scooters put up for sale were sold, bringing in over £800,000 in total. The lots included models from various decades, such as a 1914 Juno and a 2010 Aprilia RSV4R.

The highest-priced lot was a 1951 Vincent Rapide Series C, which was previously part of an Isle of Man collection and had only been ridden for 600 miles in the past 12 years. Due to its interesting history, the bike sold for an impressive £31,050, which was more than twice its estimated value before the sale.

After pulling together such a fantastic catalogue of scooters and motorcycles, we’re very proud and delighted to achieve a fantastic sales rate of 88 percent in our first two-wheel sale of the year,” comments Mike Davis, head of department, H&H Classics. “As always, there was a great atmosphere in the packed sale room with some spirited bidding battles that helped vendors achieve some amazing results.”


At the auction, scooters were sold first, including a 1948 Lambretta Model A for £8,400, a 1967 SX200 for £12,075, and a 1968 Rimini Lambretta Ancillotti Special Racer for £15,525. A 1917 Sunbeam sold for £10,580, a 1933 Excelsior racer for £13,800, and a 1934 Rudge 500 Special for £7,820.

The auction also included a c.1932 Coventry Eagle Silent Superb for £575, a 1940 Triumph 3HW for £6,670, and a 1952 Triumph Trophy for £6,440.

More recent offerings included a 1976 Kawasaki Z900A4 for £9,430, and a 1979 Honda CBX 1000 for £10,350.

I’d like to thank everyone who entrusted us with one of their motorcycles or scooters for this sale and I offer my congratulations to those successful bidders who are riding off with a new addition to their collection,” adds Davis.

H&H Classics will hold their next motorcycle and scooter sale at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull on Wednesday, July 3rd. So if you are looking to expand your collection or start collecting this is probably a good place to start!

The next H&H auction will be for classic, collectable, and performance cars will also occur at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton on Wednesday, April 24th.

To find out more about any of H&H’s auction sales, consign a vehicle, or view the lots on offer, visit www.handh.co.uk.

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