Hen­der­son board track racer is a win­ner at Mon­terey

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Top­ping Me­cum’s re­cent Mon­terey sale was a 1917 Hen­der­son four­cylin­der board track racer (above), which made $159,500 (£123,915). Com­pared to road mod­els, this 1917 tracker is al­most prim­i­tive, with no sus­pen­sion and a sin­gle-speed, 57 cu in (934cc) engine. An older restora­tion, it’s per­haps one of the rarest board track­ers of its era.

At the other end of the scale, a 1954 Fratelli Fer­rari 165 Road­ster also ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tion, mak­ing $53,900 (£41,875) against an es­ti­mate of $35k-45k. The Fer­rari broth­ers who built it were no re­la­tion to Enzo, of car fame, and made

Fratelli Fer­rari 165 sold for over £40k

light­weight two-strokes un­til le­gal ac­tion from Enzo halted pro­duc­tion in 1954, af­ter just four years.

A 1952 Vin­cent Se­ries C Black Shadow sold for $101,750 (£79,050), and a se­lec­tion of Brit twins also went well. A 1967 T120 was the top per­form­ing Tri­umph, mak­ing $14,850 (£11,537). Re­stored by well-known spe­cial­ist Lars Pe­tersen, the match­ing-num­bers bike is in per­fect con­di­tion for the new owner to en­joy.

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