Rare Bikes Head to Auction at Bonhams’ 2017 Stafford Sale

Reader Contribution by Richard Backus
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Ex-Freddie Firth 1949 World Championship-winning Velocette at Bonhams’ 2017 Stafford Sale. Photos courtesy Bonhams Auctions.

Rarity rules the day at this year’s annual Stafford Sale, Sunday, April 23, with Bonhams set to auction a bevy of extremely rare and valuable vintage motorcycles. Included in this year’s sale are no less than a 1973 MV Agusta 750S (estimated hammer price, $77,000-$220,000), a 1937 Matchless 1,000cc Model X ($33,000-$42,000), a 1930 Brough Superior 680 ($130,000-$180,000), a fantastic barn find 1949 Vincent White Shadow ($64,000-$77,000) and the works 1948 Velocette KTT 348cc double overhead cam single that Freddie Firth rode to victory in the 1949 World Championship and the 1948 and 1949 Isle of Man Junior TT ($150,000-$190,000). Check out full auction details at Bonhams.

Barn find 1949 Vincent is one of only 16 White Shadows made.

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