BIDS COST A FEW QUID
It worked out an expensive weekend for Honda specialist Dave Silver, who put his hand up a couple of times in the auction to bag a brace of Honda super-rarities believed to have come from a collector in Japan. The first was a 1994 RVF750 RC45. Like its predecessor, the legendary VFR750 RC30, this model is a homologation special – a racer supplied to the public in order to justify an identity as a production machine.
This particular example is effectively brand new, showing only one kilometre on the clock. You wouldn’t expect to top that in a day, but David also found just enough loose change in his pocket to secure an NR750, Honda’s famous oval-pistoned ‘because we can’ status model of 1993. Only 200 NR750S were built, making both of these bikes essentials for Dave’s recently-opened Honda museum (davidsilverhondacollection.co.uk) where they will find a comfortable home in which to receive appreciative visitors.
Despite having parted with around £90,000, David said he felt he’d paid the right price. But if you’re about to place an order for Honda parts, now may not be the time to ask for discount...
‘DAVID SILVER BAGGED TWO HONDA RARITIES AT THE AUCTION’
David looks even happier with his successful bid for this super-exotic NR750
David Silver with his freshlybought RC45
Added interest in Coys auction bikes this year
Machines ranged from minters to proper projects