1969 HONDA CB750

Classic Bike (UK) - - EVENT -

One of a num­ber of early CB750S be­ing of­fered at Ally Pally, this first-year 1969 model is one of the rare, early so-called ‘sand-cast’ mod­els. In ac­tual fact, the slightly rough fin­ish to the crank­case cast­ings is the re­sult of grav­ity die-cast­ing, a process in which the metal is poured into the die and al­lowed to fill it by grav­ity. Later cast­ings were pres­sure die-cast, giv­ing a smoother fin­ish. An early-type oil fil­ter cover and nine screws (rather than 10) mount­ing the clutch case are fur­ther clues to the bike’s de­sir­able sta­tus as one of the ‘sand-cast’ mod­els.

The bike is a US im­port, first reg­is­tered in In­di­ana, but has now been reg­is­tered in the UK. Metic­u­lously re­stored and in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion through­out, its es­ti­mate is £20,000-30,000.

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