LENNON'S MOTORCYCLE UP FOR GRABS
HONDA MONKEY TO FETCH OVER £30,000 IN SPRING AUCTION
A Honda Monkey, once owned by Beatles star John Lennon, is set to fetch more than £30,000 when it goes to auction in March.
The road legal 49cc 1969 Honda Z50A K1 was used by the musician as a runaround at Tittenhurst Park in Berkshire, where he lived from 1969 to 1971. It features in some iconic photos during that time.
Henry Graham, the owner of Motor Cycle City, Hampshire, purchased the bike from Lennon in 1971. He sold it on to its current owner, John Harington, that same year. Harington has displayed it at various events and shows during his 47 years of owning the bike.
The 1.95hp four-stroke single doesn't currently hold an MOT. Though it is said to have passed MOT testing in 2010, 2012 and 2013, and doesn't look to have been ridden since. Largely unrestored, it is in running order with matching frame and engine numbers and will be sold complete with log book and old MOTs.
It is expected to create excitement when it goes under the hammer in a few month's time, appealing to both investors and Lennon fans.
H&H Classics will be selling the bike at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull on 4th March. Mark Bryan, Head of Sales for H&H Classics' motorcycle department said, “naturally we are thrilled to be entrusted with the marketing and sale of this bike, given its extraordinary provenance”.
More details are available at www.handh.co.uk/.
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