• Year of manufacture 
  • Motorcycle type 
  • Engine number 
    B750GE 1011915
  • Lot number 
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1978 Honda 736cc CB750 F2 Phil Read Replica
Registration no. AVT 85T
Frame no. CB750G 1013916
Engine no. B750GE 1011915

In 1977 at the Isle of Man TT, Phil Read aboard a Honda CB750 triumphed in a shortened Formula 1 World Championship. To celebrate such a feat, Honda commissioned Colin Seeley to create 400 Phil Read Replicas of the race-winning machine. After 150 units had been produced, there was a difference of opinion between Honda and Read, therefore production ceased, with the remaining 250 units styled as Honda Britains. AVT 85T was a stalled restoration. The previous owner had owned the bike some 20 years, and had only used it for a year before starting the work. He acquired many new parts, but eventually ran out of steam, deciding to put the machine up for sale. Purchased by the vendor in 2013 the machine was finally completed April of this year. New parts fitted include front fork stanchions, chainguard, exhaust system, front brake calipers, master cylinders, hoses, cables, tyres, tubes, chains, sprockets, side panels, screen, steering races, seat, plus many others. The silencer was specially commissioned as an exact replica of the original. Amazingly, in 1978, these machines were not fitted with indicators when new, but the owner felt that these were necessary for modern traffic. The indicators were positioned in place of the 'Phil Read Replica' transfers which accompany the bike separately. The wheels are the original factory finish. Documentation consists of a current V5C document, current MoT (expiring April 2016), and associated receipts/invoices.

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