It’s not often we see the term ‘brand new, still in box’ when it comes to classic motorcycles. But unbelievably, this 1977 British-built motorbike is still in it’s original shipping crate some 43 years later.
The Norton Commando was shipped to a customer in Belgium who kept it in it’s original box until the time they decided to part with it. It’s since been put up for auction and is estimated to bring in approximately £20,000-£30,000.
Although we don’t know the reasons why the owner decided never to unbox this beauty, we see it time and time again where cars and bikes that are shipped overseas don’t end up getting claimed. Usually because of import taxes and other fees, it’s an expensive game!
We love classic bikes here at Bridge, so much so we’re currently running a competition for one incredibly lucky winner to become the new owner of our fantastic 1963 BSA Trials bike. Head to the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website to enter.
On your bike!
Because of the launch of our 1963 BSA Trials Bike competition, we decided to invite self-proclaimed motorcycle addict Deimante (AKA Tomboy-A-Bit) over to our Bentwaters showroom and track to give the bike a little test ride.
After riding our BSA around with us all day, Tomboy said; “It is so hard not to fall in love with classics. There’s so much character in them!”
Company Director Craig also gave our BSA a ride. “I kind of wish I wasn’t giving it away,” he revealed, “as I’d love to keep it in the collection.”
But alas! Our fantastic 1963 BSA Trials Bike is in our current competition line up alongside some other pretty special classics. Head to www.bridgeclassiccars.co.uk/competitions to see what you could win!
Although it was a bitterly cold morning we managed to get a quick ride out on the 1963 BSA trials.
Collected earlier today, our newest addition; 1963 BSA trials bike.
She’ll sit proudly beside our 1961 Francis Barnett trials at the local summer shows later in the year.
Over the coming weeks we’ll look to carry out a few sympathetic modifications but as she stands here today, she is ready to be ridden and enjoyed.