Bike from gar­den sprouts in­ter­est

Central Leader - - News -

A vin­tage mo­tor­cy­cle found in a Three Kings veg­gie patch is at­tract­ing a flurry of in­ter­est on the auc­tion web­site TradeMe.

More than 3000 peo­ple have viewed the auc­tion since owner Karen Amor listed it on Sun­day night.

She put a $1 re­serve on the bike and bids were up to $121 on Wed­nes­day morn­ing and the auc­tion had 160 watch­ers.

“It’s ab­so­lutely un­real. We put it up at about 8.30pm on Sun­day and within half an hour there were 80 views.”

Ms Amor dis­cov­ered the mo­tor­cy­cle in April while dig­ging a veg­gie patch in her lawn.

Al­though rusted, it was fairly well pre­served and is most likely a Bri­tish model from 1929 to 1932.

It at­tracted huge in­ter­est when it was pub­lished in the Cen­tral Leader, but no one has been able to pos­i­tively iden­tify the make.

“There’s so much in­de­ci­sion about what it could be,” says Ms Amor.

“Most peo­ple think it’s a BSA.”

Peo­ple have posted ques­tions and re­marks on the auc­tion, some jok­ing about whether the bike runs on flower power and oth­ers giv­ing sug­ges­tions about its ori­gins.

The auc­tion closes at 7.22pm next Wed­nes­day.

Photo JA­SON OXENHAM

Auc­tion fever: The vin­tage bike Karen Amor found in her veg­gie patch is be­ing sold on TradeMe.

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