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Eurojumble – 2nd & 3rd September - Preview
As well as a veritable treasure trove of old bike bits, the 23rd Carole Nash Eurojumble at Netley Marsh in Hampshire will also include a stack of classic motorcycles for sale at auction...
Enthusiasts from across the UK and the continent are expected to converge on Netley Marsh when the annual Eurojumble opens its gates at 9am for its traditional Friday and Saturday running on the 2nd and 3rd September 2016.
Along with two days of dedicated bikejumble, Friday will see Dorset-based auctioneer Charterhouse host a sale of classic and vintage machines. The opening lots feature an eclectic assortment of autojumble, ranging from a Dolphin snoot fairing suitable for a T120 Bonnie, through a NOS nose-cone for a BMW R65, to a stack of Vincent spares, and heaps of bits for Enfield Bullets.
Around a hundred bikes will then go under the hammer. Advance lots include a 1988 CBX550F2 which has only covered 2000 miles since new: everything on it is original apart from the battery and tyres. Sale estimate £2000 to £2500.
Owned by one person since 1968 and stored since 1971, a 1952 BSA B31 is expected to fetch between £1000 and £1500. It’d be worth kicking it over to see if the engine turns freely, and we wouldn’t mind looking a little closer at the odd shape of the front mudguard…
At the shiny end of the scale, a fully restored 1969 Royal Enfield Mk2 Interceptor might go for as much as £9000. It was last MoT’d in May 2015 and has been stored since.
There’s also a 1976 T140 Bonneville which has been tucked away in dry storage, this time since 2014. The 750 twin has only been used for a few hundred miles in recent years so will need some gentle fettling to return it to the road, but it seems sensibly priced at c£3500.
The star of the sale is a rare 1939 Vincent HRD Meteor which is expected to fetch more than £50,000. It’s undergone a complete restoration with additions such as TT racing handlebars, a TT petrol tank and TT mudguards; some of these finishing touches being completed at Sammy Miller’s establishment.
Charterhouse’s head of motorcycling Matthew Whitney said: ‘This was one of the final Series A Meteors built, as Vincent ceased production of the model on the outbreak of WW2.’ During its 77 years, this machine appears to have had just a few owners, including the engineer and inventor Alex Moulton who bought it in 1947. He used the Vincent as a test bed for his prototype rubber-to-metal rear suspension system which was later tested in Motor Cycle magazine.
Clubs will also showcase a range of machines in static displays on both days, and the popular garage clear-out returns for Saturday allowing one-day traders to come and sell their wares. Car parking is free; there are refreshments on site and tickets are cheaper when bought in advance.
What: The 23rd Carole Nash Eurojumble
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