Sand­cast 750

Brings a motza

Old Bike Australasia - - • BEATTIE TOURS • SANDCAST 750 • PHOENIX 50 • ZORR -

On 10th Fe­bru­ary, a Honda CB750 sold on US eBay for $148,000.00 af­ter at­tract­ing 102 bids. Ac­cord­ing to the in­for­ma­tion posted by the seller, Mr Vic World, the turquoise CB750 was one of four pre-pro­duc­tion mod­els pro­duced in 1968 and sent to the US for the Las Ve­gas Show and for test­ing my var­i­ous mag­a­zines. Be­spoke fea­tures in­cluded a bil­let crankshaft, one-off 26mm Kei­hin carbs, dif­fer­ent mud­guards and en­gine cov­ers, and the sand-cast crankcases. The spiel says that one of the four US pro­to­types was sent to the crusher, one still re­sides in Europe, an­other has dis­ap­peared com­pletely, leav­ing this bike as the only one in the pub­lic world. Mr World op­er­ates World Mo­tor­cy­cles in San Fran­cisco and has re­stored Hon­das for the Honda collection Hall in Ja­pan, and for the Bar­ber Mu­seum in Alabama.

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