Grass roots classics dominate Sledmere summer sale
Projects and more affordable classics were the order of the day at Dee, Atkinson and Harrison’s Summer sale at Sledmere House. While the sale’s top seller was a 1959 BSA DBD34 Gold Star, in excellent mechanical and cosmetic order, that made a competitive £16,500 and a very original 1985 Yamaha RD500LC fetched £14,500, more modestly priced machinery dominated.
A 1969 Triumph TR6C Trophy, in US export trim and first registered in the UK in 1973 (above), was one of the highlights. Sparingly ridden since it had an engine rebuild in the late ’70s and in lovely condition, it made £4400 against its estimate of £5000-6000.
If you were after a project, the DAH sale delivered, too. A largely complete and original 1952 tele/ plunger BSA B31 sold slightly over top estimate of £1500, for £1900 and a 1976 BMW R75/5 project – believed to be ex-police and with a spare engine – made £700.