The Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction

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Datum der Auktion: 24.01.2019

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c.1950 Whizzer 2 1/2hp Engine no. H-116862

Introduced in the USA in 1939 by the Breene-Taylor Engineering Company, a Los Angeles, California-based airplane parts manufacturer, the Whizzer bicycle engine kit was produced through until 1965. Said engine was first sold as kit to 'clip on a bicycle frame,' preferably a frame that was made by

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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c.1970 Cushman Powered Child's Car with c.1946 Cushman 'Husky' Model 53A...

The Cushman scooter company was started in 1903 in Lincoln, Nebraska, by Everett and Clinton Cushman, incorporating as the Cushman Motor Works in 1913. In 1922 they began production of their 4-stroke Husky engine which ultimately would be used in farm equipment, pumps, lawn mowers, and boats. And

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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c.1962 Cushman Super Eagle 349cc

Founded in the early 1900s by cousins Clinton and Everett Cushman, the Lincoln, Nebraska firm had long been established as engine manufacturers, its products powering boats, farm machinery, pumps and lawnmowers. The story goes that Cushman's two-wheeler came about quite by chance following aviator

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1958 Cushman Eagle Frame no. 24M7-33722 58

Inspired by the success of Salsbury's Motor Glide scooter, Cushman launched its own Auto-Glide version in 1936. Founded in the early 1900s by cousins Clinton and Everett Cushman, the Lincoln, Nebraska firm had long been established as small engine manufacturers. Cushman's scooter came about quite by

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1959 Mitsubishi C74 Silver Pigeon Frame no. 59-074-100171 Engine no. NE-9M...

The Mitsubishi Silver Pigeon was made in Japan by 'Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries, Reorganized Ltd, Nagoya Engineering Works' between 1946 and 1963. The first series, the C10, was an American design adopted by the Japanese which gradually morphed into an all-Japanese design. At the end of production it

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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c.1958 Heinkel Tourist 103 A-1

Heinkel Flugzeugwerke's Tourist scooter was launched on to the export market in November 1955 and withdrawn ten years later. As might be expected from a German aircraft manufacturer, the machine was very thoroughly engineered, with an OHV 4-stroke engine derived from the company's bubble-car

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1977 Honda CR125M Elsinore Frame no. CR125M-3105998 Engine no. CR125ME-3000754

By the early 1970s, Honda had separated itself from its Japanese competitors and become the world's largest motorcycle company on the strength of its four-stroke engine designs. Yet Honda wanted to be a player in the booming U.S. motocross market, and at the time that meant two-stroke power. First

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 3.500 $ - 4.500 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1968 Bultaco Metralla 250 Mk2 Frame no. B-230.1046 Engine no. M-2301046

The foundation of Bultaco was occasioned by the resignation of Francisco Xavier Bulto from Montesa, a company he had co-founded with Pedro Permanyer in 1945. The Montesa board wanted to withdraw from racing; Bulto disagreed and left in 1958, taking the racing department with him to set up Bultaco

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1971 Harley-Davidson MSR-100 Baja Frame no. 8B10802H0 Engine no. 8B10802H0

This stylish two-stroke lightweight dates from the period when Harley-Davidson was owned by AMF: American Machine and Foundry. In actual fact, Harley's lightweight models were manufactured not in the USA but in Italy by Aermacchi, which had been part owned by the American company since 1960. By

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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c.1960 Gilera 175 Sport Giubileo Engine no. *189*4850N*

The name 'Giubileo' was first adopted by Gilera in 1959 for its popular 175 single-cylinder Sport model, the year that the company celebrated the Golden Jubilee of its founding by Giuseppe Gilera in Arcore, a few kilometers further north-east from the Monza race track. Gilera first sprang to

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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c.1958 Parilla 250 Gran Sport Frame no. 700118 Engine no. 700126

• Beautiful Parilla 250 high-cam single of the late 1950s • Handmade aluminum full 'dustbin' fairing and hump seat • Rare example of one of Italy's finest 250 single road racers • Renowned for its magnificent, bellowing exhaust note Giovanni Parrilla was a Spaniard who grew up in Italy. (That's two

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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c.1958 MV Agusta 125 TRA Frame no. 623728 Engine no. 623858

Although best known for its large-capacity 4-cylinder, 4-strokes, MV Agusta built lightweights throughout its manufacturing career from 1947 and in its earliest days listed small 2-strokes, and even a scooter. Much better engineered than any British contemporary, the Turismo Rapido (TR) series of MV

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 9.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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c.1957 MV Agusta 125 SS Frame no. MV-TRE*655002* Engine no. MV-TR-653599

Much better engineered than any British contemporary, the Turismo Rapido (TR series) of MV tiddlers was by the mid-1950s – 1954 model year to be precise - four-stroke powered. Neat and simple, the 125cc motor (123.6cc, that is) was an overhead two-valve, 54x54mmm bore/stroke, with 8.5:1 compression

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 9.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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c.1956 FB Mondial 150 Sport Lusso Engine no. *9693*

Few marques have achieved so fine a competition record in so short a time as Mondial, the Italian company's period at the very top of Grand Prix racing encompassing the years 1949-1951, plus a gloriously successful comeback in 1957. F.B. Mondial was founded in the aftermath of WW2 by the Boselli

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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c.1955 FB Mondial 125cc Engine no. 845

Few marques have achieved so fine a competition record in so short a time as Mondial, the Italian company's period at the very top of Grand Prix racing encompassing the years 1949-51, plus a gloriously successful comeback in 1957. F B Mondial was founded in the aftermath of WW2 by the Boselli

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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c.1969 MV Agusta 250B Frame no. MV250B*2110381* Engine no. *2110365*

Developed during 1965 and 1966 but not introduced until October 1967, MV's first production 250 cc twin-cylinder roadster - known as the MV 250 Bicilindrica - was all new and showed clear signs of both Japanese influence and that of its own 600 cc 4-cylinder bikes in its styling. Of unitary

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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c.1959 Moto Morini 125 Corsaro

Before the arrival of its well-known family of 72-degree v-twin roadsters in 1973, Moto Morini's reputation had rested mainly on its highly successful double-overhead-cam single-cylinder racers that came within a whisker of snatching the 1963 250 cc World Championship from Honda. Moto Morini

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1957 TWN 141cc Tessy Super Frame no. 591342 Engine no. 591342

Founded by two expatriate Germans – Siegfried Bettman and Maurice Schultz – in Coventry, England in 1897, Triumph began making motorcycles in 1903 and opened a second factory in Nürnberg, Germany. In 1929 the two companies split, the German one becoming Triumph Werke Nurnberg (TWN) and Triumph

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1949 Salsbury Model 85 Frame no. 10031 Engine no. D1B78 A796476

'The Salsbury, the most completely automatic vehicle ever built' so said some early advertising for the Salsbury scooter, the first of which left their California factory in 1936. By 1938 they were branded as Motor Glide because they were then equipped with an air-cooled, 4-stroke 1.5 horsepower

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1960 CZ 175cc Cezeta 501.03 Frame no. 151449 Engine no. 152351

Looking like a two-wheeled jet-ski designed for the TV series Thunderbirds, CZ's futuristic Cezeta owed its unusual appearance to its bulbous fuel tank located above the front wheel so to free up space under the long seat for luggage. They placed a rack on top of said mudguard, too. The pressed

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1968 Jawa 250 Californian III Frame no. 010859 Engine no. 590-3-000310

Like other motorcycle companies, Jawa has its roots in the armaments industry, formed in 1929 when Czechoslovakia's National Arms factory diversified into motorcycle manufacture after obtaining the rights to a design from the German Wanderer firm. Company founder Frantisek Janacek combined the first

Los #: 21Ω

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1969 Triumph 649cc T120R Bonneville Frame no. GC21857 Engine no. T120R GC21857

• Matching numbers • Gorgeous, accurate restoration by a master craftsman • '...a cultural icon in America' 'This year saw the Bonneville further refined into arguably the finest of all.' Both the 1969 and '70 models were high-water marks for both the model and Triumph as a company. 1969 was almost

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 13.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1970 Triumph 649cc T120R Bonneville Frame no. JD25654 Engine no. T120R JD25654

• Matching numbers • Ground up restoration • '...a cultural icon in America' Considered by most to be the last real 'Bonnie', there were no major changes made to the Bonneville, although there were several minor improvements. New crankcase halves and engine breathing changes helped improve oil

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 13.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1971 Triumph 500cc T100R Daytona Frame no. NE01185 Engine no. T100R NE01185

• Matching numbers • '...a cultural icon in America' Certainly, the 500cc T100R was meant to be ridden – by 1966 it was equipped with the front forks from the 650 and a stiffer frame with single-piece front cradle and wider swingarm had upped the handling quotient significantly. A 'versatile, snappy

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1993 Ducati 550cc Supermono Racing Motorcycle Frame no. ZDM550R*000016...

• One of only 67 produced for 'Sound of Singles' racing • Known ownership history • Only used for track days – never raced • Timing belt renewed in 2014 Predicting what motorcycles will become future classics is always a difficult task, but there was never much doubt about the Ducati Supermono

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 95.000 $ - 125.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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The property of Alan Cathcart 1987 Ducati 851 'SUPERBIKE EDIZIONE 11/1987...

• The first customer-delivered Desmoquattro • Owned from new by Alan Cathcart • Very little used (circa 500miles/800 kilometres) • Laid up for circa 20 years • Restored in 2014 to 100% original condition; used only three times since on a racetrack One of the most influential motorcycles of recent

Los #: 27Ω

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1968 Benelli 250 Frame no. 481094 Engine no. S*5924*

'In the 250cc category Benelli offers a unique machine that has to be ridden to be believed. The lay-down single-cylinder engine delivers performance that has the rider wondering if it really is only a 250.' – Petersen's Motorcycle Buyer's Guide, 1968. Although badged as a Benelli, the machine that

Los #: 28Ω

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1978 Ducati 500GTV Frame no. C*550385* 150420 Engine no. DM500.1505012

The first version of the Ducati parallel twin – new in 1975 - was designated GTL - Gran Turismo Lusso - both as a 350 and a 500. The styling was the work of Ital Design's Giorgetto Giugiaro. He had previously been commissioned to create the 850GT, and he continued his angular theme. At the time

Los #: 29Ω

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1993 Ducati 900 Superlight II Frame no. ZDM906SC2*008357*

The whole series of 2-valve, belt-drive Ducati v-twin sportbikes developed from the very first Pantah 500 SL of 1979 ran through 'alphabet soup' until at least 2005, and that's not counting the retro 1000s to celebrate the original desmo 750 twins of the early 1970s. To track the different models in

Los #: 30Ω

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019

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1989 Gilera 500 Nuovo GBM Saturno Frame no. NH02-00079 R Engine no. 221*001104*

The history of this 500 Saturno begun in Japan. In 1987, the multinational C. Itoh and Co. Ltd, a trading company engaged in the production and marketing of all kinds of products, commissioned Gilera to propose an essential sports bike with a classic flavor for the Japanese market. Baptized Saturno

Los #: 31Ω

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 24.01.2019