Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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Those of you interested in racing your collectible vintage motorcycles will likely find a few personal favourites in this week’s Top 5. Those of you with either obscene levels of skill or a certifiable death wish will probably be drawn to the Rickman Kawasaki, with its 1400cc turbocharged engine it’s likely to be a major…

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Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1 Rally Saloon

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The Ford Lotus Cortina is one of the beloved two door saloon cars that petrolheads almost invariably love, much like the BMW 2002 and the Datsun 510/1600. They’re cars that weren’t necessarily designed to go all that fast, but fate intervened and through some clever engineering and some lateral thinking, they actually ended up being…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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This week we found a great cross-section of motorcycles, including a one-off Cheney-Baja and an increasingly rare X90. We focussed on affordability this week, and at the time of writing all of these bikes are listed as $5000 USD or less – making them affordable to almost anyone who’s in the market for a vintage…

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1917 Henderson Factory Racer

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The Henderson Motorcycle Company was founded in 1911 by American brothers William G. Henderson and Tom W. Henderson, over the course of their careers the two men would have a hand in the development of all the American 4-cylinder motorcycle engines of the period, and many consider their designs to be significantly ahead of their…

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Costin Jaguar Sports Racer

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The history of this Costin Jaguar is quite remarkable, it’s the only one that was ever made and it essentially started life as two separate cars. The body was designed by British aerodynamicist Frank Costin, and created by coachbuilders Williams & Pritchard for the princely sum of £1,250 – almost ten times the price of…

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Top 5 Weird and Wonderful Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Honda Custom Motorcycle

This week we have roughly equal parts weird and wonderful, including a motorcycle formerly owned by Nicholas Cage and a 1 of 700 Free-way by HM Vehicles – which we only very rarely see come up for sale on eBay.

The Free-way was sold between 1979 and 1982, with the factory offering it with a 12 or 16 horsepower gasoline motor, or a 4 horsepower electric motor. Looking back on the designs now, they were clearly ahead of their time – especially with the electric drivetrain option.

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Allard K3

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Sydney Allard produced 7 cars over the short 13 year lifespan of the company, and it’s entirely possible that you’ve never heard of the Allard Motor Company Limited, but its influence has been hugely significant to the world of 20th and 21st century sports cars. Sydney’s most important decision was to take a large American…

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Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine

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The Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine is an automobile that was decade or more ahead of its time, its design influenced the creation of the Porsche 356 and the engineering under its skin was revolutionary for the 1930s. The design of the Trumpf Rennlimousine was largely the result of work completed by German aerodynamicist Paul Jaray. He…

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Medieval Viking Sword – Circa 1000 AD

Medieval Viking Sword

It isn’t every day you get a chance to take home an original Viking sword, or an entire collection of them, but the upcoming Bonhams Antique Arms and Armor Auction is offering bidders a vast collection of swords, flintlocks, battle axes and knives. The Medieval Viking sword you see pictured above and below is one…

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