Moto Guzzi V8 to go under the hammer at historic motorcycle auction.
London’s first international motorcycle auction on February 13th will see over 110 classic and sporting bikes go under the hammer.
Among the bikes to be auctioned will be a 1956 Moto Guzzi V8 500 GP machine which is expected to sell for between £190,000 and £220,000 ($380,000 to $440,000 AUD).
The Moto Guzzi V8 was designed specifically for the Moto Guzzi Grand Prix racing team and used in the 1955 to 1957 seasons, and a similar machine is being brought to Australia for the 2016 Penrite Oil Broadford Bike Bonanza over the Easter weekend.
Also listed for sale at the auction is a 1951 Moto Guzzi 500 Bicilindrica GP (£120,000 to £130,000), a 1956 Mondial 250 GP Bicilindrica (£120,000 to £140,000) and a 1931 Indian 402 (£50,000 to £60,000).
The auction is being presented by international auctioneers COYS, and will coincide with the London Motorcycle Show.
COYS CEO Chris Routledge said: “Following our great success in our motorcycle auction at Blenheim Palace, where we broke four world records by substantial amounts, we are delighted to present this event in London, both for 2016 and in future years.”
“This new annual auction is the only international motorcycle auction of this scale and calibre ever held in the nation’s capital, at one of the most important motorcycle shows in the world.”
A 1917 Wanderer 620cc V-Twin and a 1927 Brough Superior 680 are among the oldest bikes on the auction list.
More recent models being auctioned include a 1980 Yamaha RD350LC 4L0 which is expected to sell for £6,000 to £7,000, a 1987 Ducati 750 F1 B valued at between £12,000 and £15,000 and a 2001 Bimota DB4.
The auction is to be held at the Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway in London from 2.30pm local time on the 13th February, 2016.