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McGuinness' TT 'Blade among others legends up for

Motorcycle auction in Birmingham has many classics on offer

McGuinness' Blade, expected to fetch over 20k

H&H CLASSIC auctions will be running another auction on the 4th of November. At the last auction, H&H achieved a new world record for the 350cc Manx the company sold in June. Now it is offering a 500cc example in fine fettle that is estimated to fetch 21,000-23,000 GBP.

Those looking for a lightweight racer need to take a peek at the 1967 Suzuki TR50. In its current ownership for the last 23 years, it carries an estimate of 17,000-19,000 GBP. Equally alluring is the 1984 Wicks GP machine. The product of Yorkshire engineer Steve Wicks, it was in at the beginning of the 80cc formula and was ridden by such greats of the time as Jamie Witham and Neil Tuxworth. Estimate: 11,000-13,000 GBP. There is also a Seeley Matchless G50 MkII on offer (estimate: 16,000-18,000 GBP).

50th Anniversary Blade

Added to these fantastic machines are a trio of quick Hondas for sale:

No.49 of the 50 special CBR900 Fireblades built to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary. This high spec machine is brand new " never having turned a wheel since it was manufactured in 1998! The 2001 CBR900 Fireblade on which John McGuinness finished second to Dave Jefferies in the Isle of Man TT and won the Macau GP. A CBR600 RR, sporting HM Plant colours and signed by John McGuinness in celebration of his 'fastest' TT lap is also up for sale.

Norton F1 for the price of a 999R?

The rotary-engined 1990 Norton F1 has covered just 12,257 miles from new. Estimate: 11,000-13,000 GBP. The equally pretty 1962 BSA Rocket Gold Star is expected to fetch between 10,000 and 12,000 GBP. Another brand new machine up for grabs in this sale is the 1980 Triumph T140 Executive. Complete with panniers and front fairing, it has yet to be registered!

How about an RD250 for under a grand?

The 1987 Bimota YB4 rolling chassis has yet to turn a wheel in anger either and is the sister frame to that ridden to victory in the Superbike Championship by Virginio Ferrari.

Instantly recognisable to many enthusiasts will be Felix Burke's 1926 AJS 350. The founding father of the Cotswold section of the VMCC, Felix rode the AJ everywhere, often with wife Rose on pillion.

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