A UK bike – prized among RD fanciers – with a motor rebuilt by Raccoon Racing, who do a fantastically thorough job. So, what you’re really looking at is a chassis restoration. The seller was going to build a special but concluded (rightly) that the bike is too complete and original to butcher. Made strong money at £3550, but that’s not a surprise given that the engine is ready to go.
I think the seller’s right. It’d be a shame to cut this thing up; restoring it won’t be hard given that parts for air-cooled RDS are plentiful. Nice colours too – I hope whoever finishes it keeps it black and red.
Engine’s all rebuilt and ready to drop- in and go. Rolling chassis more of a challenge, but by no means a problem given the fair availability of RD bits