Tuesday, June 03, 2014

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

Like building models?  How about 1/1 scale?  Bonhams is having a blowout kit sale at their 'Banbury Oxford' auction June 7th; full-scale motorcycle models for the home hobbyist who's ready for some table-top assembly.  Bring your own glue and paint bottles.  As these kits are pre-opened, some parts may have gone missing in the hands of careless children.  The original boxes and instruction sheets are missing, but you're clever, and can sort that out, right?   Here's the selection:
The model-maker's dream; a 1928/31 Brough Superior 680.  With a home nickel-plating kit, and some ingenuity, you could join the oh-so-exclusive ranks of the Superiori...
For maximum slogging power, how about a 577cc 1928 Ariel Model B sidevalver?
Off-roaders and retro '13 Rebels' re-enactors will love this 1952 AJS Model 18S, the original 'Wild One' 
For those plotting evil or ready for a caped adventure, the sinister 1955 Vincent Black Prince makes a perfect project for your bat cave or mad scientist's lab...
Perhaps tweed jackets and a briar pipe are more your style?  How about a 1952 Vincent Series C Rapide?
For something Britxotic, how about Edward Turner's original OHC edition of the venerable Ariel Square 4?  This is (or will be) the 1934 600cc version...
Go Flat Tank, or go home!  You can join the ranks of true Vintagents with this 1928 AJS K7 'Big Port, a venerable sporting mount from the age of the 'fast bicycle'...

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