A good night for Har­leys

Old Bike Australasia - - BUZZ BOX -

A packed hall at the Shan­nons 2014 Late Au­tumn Clas­sic Auc­tion saw en­thu­si­as­tic bid­ding for a tasty range of mo­tor­cy­cles, rang­ing from a num­ber of light­weight Ital­ian ma­chines to big Brits and some rare early Har­ley-David­sons. Amongst the Latin lovelies, a 1961 MV Agusta 175cc went for $7,700 and a 1965 250cc Mon­dial for $6,000. A pris­tine 1958 DB32 BSA Gold Star brought $20,000 and a rare 1956 HS500 Ariel $14,000, but the big­gest money was re­served for a pair of un­re­stored and very orig­i­nal Har­leys. The chain-driven 575cc 9B, a 1913 model (right), fetched $25,000, while a 1918 18S 500 and side­car (be­low) went for the same amount. The next Shan­nons Syd­ney auc­tion is on Au­gust 25th, with more rare Har­leys, Vin­cents and small Ital­ian bikes.

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