Rare racers under the hammer
Melbourne auction house Mossgreen has listed two interesting racing motorcycles for its October 18 sale at its premises in High Street, Armadale. Both bikes are owned by Ken Lucas from Wangaratta, whose stable includes many mouth-watering machines.
The Manx Norton outfit was built in the early ‘sixties by Stan Bayliss and raced successfully by him for a number of years. It won the 1964 Junior Sidecar Queensland Grand Prix at Lakeside and Mossgreen estimate a sale price of $50,000 – $60,000. The second machine is a replica of the 1938 works 500cc Velocette that ended up in New Zealand after spending some time in Australia, where the engine had blown up comprehensively. Rod Coleman had patterns made to recreate the engine, with the castings machined by the late Bob Jolly in South Australia.
The replica KTT frame, petrol and oil tanks and forks were made by Steve Roberts in NZ. For further details, contact Nicole Kenning on (03) 9508 8888, or you can email Nicole at Nicole.ken[email protected]green.com.au
Ken Lucas with his 500cc Velocette.
The Manx Norton outfit was built in the early ‘sixties by Stan Bayliss.