GALLERY: Rare vintage 1950s motorcycles up for auction in Peterborough

12:23 29 May 2014

Mercury Scooter.

Mercury Scooter.

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A selection of rare vintage 1950s motorcycles are entered for British Car Auction (BCA) Peterborough’s next Motorbike Auction on Friday.

A further 150 bikes from a variety of fleet, finance and dealer sellers will also be on display

The five vintage bikes, plus an assortment of engines and a frame come from a single collection and are presented in good condition.

The collection includes two fully refurbished British-built Bown light motorcycle models from the early 1950s with Villiers engines, one finished in light blue with claret trim and panniers and the second in claret with gold trim and fitted with an engine fairing and rear basket.

The collection also includes two rare French light motorcycles, an Alcyon finished in light green and needing some refurbishment and an Armor in black with gold and silver trim with panniers.

The sale also features a very rare Mercury scooter in claret and white with gold trim, built by a British manufacturer between 1956 and 1958. Two vintage Villiers engines, a Bown frame and other parts will be offered on the day.

The sale also offers a fabulous mix of ‘bikes, from cheap and cheerful mopeds to full-on sports bikes, with a good selection in ‘ready to retail’ condition including models by Harley-Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Triumph, BMW, Kawasaki, Ducati and Suzuki.

The sale starts at 1pm at BCA Peterborough, Boongate PE1 5AH and all are welcome to attend and bid on the day.

For full details and catalogue listings go to bca.co.uk.

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