The latest Shannons online auction is now in full swing, with 21 classic bikes and scooters on the block until February 23.
Among the lots is a fully restored 1929 Harley-Davidson J-Model in “showroom condition”, which is expected to sell with no reserve for $55,000-$60,000.
Powered by a 1000cc V-twin, the Harley J-Model is said to be one of few still surviving as only 2800 units were ever built.
Adding to this bike’s appeal is that it is finished in black with pin striping, rather than the standard olive green paint scheme, which was an extra cost option in 1929.
It’s also made desirable by the fact that it features a factory twin headlight option, which was only available on final year J-Model units.
Another pre-war classic bike up for grabs is a 1928 BMW R62 750. This bike was originally registered in the Netherlands, and is one of around 100 survivors world-wide, and believed to be the only example currently in Australia.
The R62 750 has covered approximately 1000 kilometres since it was refurbished, and is expected to garner $38,000-$48,000 at auction.
A more recent BMW, a 1956 BMW R26 250 that was previously in long-term single ownership from new, is expected to sell with no reserve for $9000-$12,000.
Also headlining the Shannons online auction is a Harris-Suzuki XR68 1000 that is expected to sell for $30,000-$40,000.
The unique track bike, which combines a Harris F1 frame with a Suzuki GS1000 powertrain, has competed in a number of events including the Isle of Man Post Classic Grand Prix.
According to Shannons, a logbook confirms that all major components are period correct, however, it says that the bike will require some work to run again.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOUTS.