Henderson board track racer is a winner at Monterey
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.