It’s hard to know where to start while poring through the catalogue for Bonhams’ 2016 Spring Stafford Sale, set to take place on 23-24 April in Stafford, England. The Stafford Sales always attract an astonishing variety of motorcycles, parts and memorabilia, and this auction is no exception.
At the higher end of the price spectrum, the stunning matching-numbers (and freshly restored) Vincent Black Shadow, set to fetch £50,000-70,000, is a fine example of the ultimate 1950s superbike, while the ‘Broughs of Bodmin Moor’ have been eagerly anticipated for several months now. Elsewhere, we’d love to emulate Steve McQueen’s famous pose astride the Great Escape-inspired Triumph Bonneville T120 (£7,000-10,000), or monkey around the historic racing paddock (excuse the pun) on the dinky 1966 Honda 50cc ‘Monkey Bike’ project. And for the racetrack itself, it would have to be the fabulous 1968 Motobi GS, with its distinctive egg-shaped two-stroke engine. At £7,000-8,000, it’s a tempting proposition, especially when compared to its sought-after relatives from Benelli. You can find the full catalogue for the Spring Stafford Sale 2016 listed in the Classic Driver Market.