July 2017 Sale Highlights
Featured lots from the sale
Our latest Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia auction took place on the 29th July 2017 at Sledmere. The sale was our largest to date and attracted excellent interest for the viewing day and a packed room for the auction.
Highlights of the sale are detailed below. N.B. Sale prices quoted include the buyers premium.
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If you are interested in any of the unsold lots then please contact Andrew Spicer on 01377 253151 or email AndrewS@dahauctions.com
The undoubted star of the show was LOT 1521 - The 2014 Norton Domiracer SS limited edition 45 of 50, 961cc that sold for an inclusive price of £37,420. To put this into context, one was sold by RM/Sotheby's on the 27 May 2017 at their high profile Villa Erba auction on Lake Como for €26910 or £24059. That is definitely a feather in our cap!
2014 Norton Domiracer SS limited edition 45 of 50, 961cc, registration number FJ 14 HXX, chassis number SAYDMR01SEY001045, engine number 5010607. Norton, one of the most famous motorcycle marques, were founded in 1898 and up until the early 1970's were a very successful company both on the road and the track with multiple race wins, especially at the Isle of Man TT. By the mid 1980's their star had waned and production ceased. In late 2008, Stuart Garner, bought the rights to Norton and re-launched the company at Donington Park producing a new 961cc Norton Commando. Once the company was trading successfully they decided to celebrate by building a limited edition machine using the Commando's 961cc engine but harking back to the cafe racers of the 1960's. The Domiracer, designed by Simon Skinner, houses the parallel twin engine in a modern 'Featherbed' frame using a Spondon rear arm, Ohlin shocks and Brembo brakes matched with carbon fibre and polished alloy. One feature you cannot help to notice is the welded and polished alloy, cafe racer style tank. This example, believed the first to be offered at public auction anywhere in the world, is number 45 of the 50 produced and was bought direct from Norton as Andy was involved with the carbon fibre on the bike. It only has the test/delivery mileage on the clock and comes with both race and road exhausts (the race have decibel killer inserts that can be removed, reducing the level from 127 db to a believed 110 db). Destined to be a future classic from the moment it was built, the initial run of 50 were quickly sold so the Dominator SS was then produced, again in limited run. Sold with the V5C, SORN notification, original invoice (dated 01/05/2014), paperwork, a Norton paddock stand, Norton bike cover, a modified number plate mounting (original included), road exhaust and brackets, alternative clutch, brake handles and fuel filler cap and has Datatool Tracking.
Watch the video of it being started and then being sold.
Lot 1015 - 1967 Wolseley 6/110 attracted a lot of interest which resulted in a Hammer price of £7,260.
1967 Wolseley 6/110 2912 cc overdrive. Registration number RLR 241E, chassis number WBS3.33679, engine number 29AWPCH20032. Styled by Pininfarina after HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, who had been shown the BMC model range during a visit to Longbridge in 1955, suggested to the Chairman Leonard Lord "Sir Leonard I think you ought to have another look at things because I am not sure these are up to the foreign competition". The basic vehicle was also sold under two of BMC's other marques as the Austin A99 Westminster and Vanden Plas Princess 3-litre. Production began in 1959 and the cars were updated and renamed for 1961. The Mark II model was released in 1964 with smaller 13-inch wheels and a 4-speed transmission, overdrive was an option. The front seats now reclined with picnic tables on the rear for the passengers. Production of the Mark II ended in March 1968. Many police officers consider the "6/110" as the finest "area car" ever employed by the London Metropolitan Police Force. This example, part of a deceased estate sale, in Connaught Green with green interior, was originally believed to have been a Middle Eastern Embassy car and was purchased in August 1968, having been registered on the 22nd February 1967. Unfortunately the first owner was not recorded on the V5C when the V5 was updated in the late 1970's. It was laid up on blocks in 1979 in a garage with a heater beneath it after being undersealed and all of the chrome covered in grease and has only recently been exhumed since the owner passed away. How much the electric bill has been over the last 38 years does not bear thinking about!! In remarkable condition, the engine is not seized but we have not tried to start her, the body is straight and appears relatively rust free, the interior is in very good condition and should respond well to a good clean. The only noted additions from standard are an eight track player and tow bar. The current mileage is 42,401. Sold with the V5C, three tax discs from 1977, 1978 and 1979, MOT's from 1978 and 1979, plus old newspapers and booklets that were in the car when she was interned.
Lot 1537 - 1960 BSA Gold Star 350cc SOLD for £18,700
1960 BSA Gold Star 350cc, registration number VNY 41, frame number CB32 9784 (1960), engine number DB.32.GS.1506 (1959). Where to start with the iconic Goldie? To start the story, we go back to 1937, when Wal Handley came out of retirement to ride a three-lap race for BSA at Brooklands. Winning the race, with a fastest lap of 107.5mph, Wal earned himself the Gold Star (awarded for race laps in excess of 100mph) and with it launched the Gold Star marque. The following year saw the first of the production Gold Stars, the M24, complete with the trademark alloy barrel and cylinder head. The engines were built from individually selected parts and bench tested, a practice that was to remain throughout its life. The machine, an instant 'good-looker' and a bargain at £82, was capable of 90mph performance though possibly without the handling to match, and pre-war production was restricted to under 500 machines. Post war, BSA launched the ZB32 in 1948 at a price of £211. In order to satisfy the eligibility requirements for the Clubmans TT, over 100 machines were produced, 21 of which were entered into the 1949 350cc junior race, a race to be dominated by Gold Stars for the next eight years. The 350CC model was followed by the 500cc ZB34. 1953 saw the introduction of the BB series (BB32-350cc/BB34-500cc) with new duplex cradle frame and swinging arm rear suspension. These were followed in 1954 by the CB series with engine changes aimed primarily at the road racers. Immediate success was achieved in the Clubmans TT and this cycle of engine redesign and immediate success was repeated the following year with the DB series. Towards the end the Gold Star was only offered in scrambles, or Clubmans trim. In 1963 Lucas ceased to produce the magneto used in the B series, which was a prime reason that BSA and Triumph reconfigured their pre-unit-construction parallel twins into engines with integral gearboxes, simultaneously converting the ignition system from magneto to battery and coil. The Gold Star was not considered for progression to unit-construction, and instead the 250cc BSA C15 was developed (via the B40) into the 500cc B50. This example has been owned by our vendor since May 1988 who acquired it from a Peter Widlake of Fleet in Hampshire, he had owned it since November 1978. For many years it was in need of restoration and this was undertaken during 2010/2011 resulting in the Clubman trim example you now see here with many desirable options, it has a Superleggia alloy top yoke, RRT2 gearbox, Dunlop alloy rims, a lighter alloy petrol tank, GP carburettor, 190 front wheel and a 10 degree advanced timing pinion. Unused since the restoration she may need a gentle recommissioning to be put on the road and is only being sold as he has a 500cc Goldie that he prefers riding and several other projects on the go, along with a potential house move. Sold with the V5C.
Lot 1513 - 2006/7 Kawasaki ZX10R 998cc Superbike SOLD for £3,850
2006/7 Kawasaki ZX10R 998cc Superbike, registration number NOT ROAD REGISTERED, chassis number JKAZXT00DDA0002423, engine number unknown. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is the successor the Ninja ZX-9R. It was originally released in 2004 and has been updated and revised throughout the years. It combines an ultra-narrow chassis, low weight, and radial brakes. In 2004 and 2005 the ZX-10R won Best Superbike from Cycle World magazine, and the international Masterbike competition. It uses a multi-plate wet slipper clutch which transfers power to a six-speed, close-ratio transmission ideal for closed-course competition. The back-torque limiter automatically disengages the clutch (partially) under hard downshifting at high engine speeds to prevent rear wheel hop during corner entry. This bike was originally raced by Michael Howarth of Malcolm Ashley Racing in the 2007/8 Superbike Cup and then purchased by Andy to race in the Derek Redmond team in 2009/10 and subject to a full engine and gearbox refresh by IP Performance at a cost of £2,955, including new pistons. Modifications include thumb rear brake, Ohlin shocks to the front and rear, GPR steering damper, titanium race system, carbon fibre wheels and NRP race system. It was last on the track in 2010. Sold with a spare set of Oz wheels with tyres, a spare set of magnesium Dyna wheels with tyres, a paddock stand and cover, there is little paperwork with this machine. Please note that this is a track bike and is not road legal.
Lot 40 - A Gent electric workshop clock the black metal case with Arabic numerals signed 'Gent of Leicester' diameter 62 cm SOLD for £218
Lot 46 - A Calormeter radiator cap an RAC Full Members car badge a VCC grill badge and a RREC grill badge (4). SOLD for £109
Lot 77 - A BP Motor Spirit double sided porcelain enamel sign with hanging flange by Franco Signs 40cm x 60cm SOLD for £287
Lot 91 - A 1970's Bibendum garage display with metal base and yellow/blue sash, height 50 cm. SOLD for £230