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HUSQVARNA 400-8 SPEED - PREPARED FOR THE BAJA 1000 IN 1971 For Sale

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  • £15,995 As stated
  • 1971
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Price £15,995 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Motorcycles
Make Husqvarna
Model 400-8 SPEED
Year 1971
Country UK
Region Surrey
Telephone 0044 (0)20 8643 0456
Status Trade
Date 15-Jan-2021
Ref C1237217
HUSQVARNA 400-8 SPEED 1971

ONE OF ONLY TWO BIKES IMPORTED INTO THE USA IN 1971 FITTED WITH 8 SPEED GEARBOXES. SUPPORTING BUILD SHEET CONFIRMS IT WAS PREPARED FOR THE BAJA 1000 IN 1971 WHICH WAS WON BY MALCOLM SMITH ON A HUSQVARNA 400-8 SPEED. MALCOLM SMITH DOESN'T OWN THE WINNING BIKE AND IT'S WHEREABOUTS IS UNKNOWN. TWO BIKES WITH CONSECUTIVE VIN NUMBERS WERE PREPARED AND THE RIDER OF THIS BIKE HAS YET TO BE SUCCESSFULLY RESEARCHED. THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE 2ND 8 SPEED BIKE IS ALSO UNKNOWN.

MALCOLM SMITH WAS ONE OF THREE RIDERS THAT APPEAR IN "ON ANY SUNDAY" THE OTHER STEVE MCQUEEN WHO'S SOLAR PRODUCTIONS FILM COMPANY MADE TEH FILM IN 1971. STEVE RIDES HIS OWN HUSQVARNA TRIALS BIKE IN THE FILM.

THE BIKE WAS RESTORED TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD OVER 10 YEARS AGO AND HAS BEEN USED FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES SINCE SO WILL REQUIRE SOME COMMISSIONING. UK REGISTERED. A MUST FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTOR. GREAT HISTORY WITH PROVENANCE LINKING IT TO THIS HISTORIC EVENT.

P/EX WHY?

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