1979 Honda CB400F Super Sport For Sale by Auction
Now one of the undisputed classics of the 1970s, the Honda CB400F first appeared in 1974. Described as 'the poor boy's muscle bike', it featured a four-cylinder, overhead-camshaft engine in a 250-sized package that endowed it with performance bettering than of many 500s. Boasting a stylish four-into-one exhaust, six gears and rear-set footrests, it was every boy-racer's dream and a huge commercial success. With a top speed of around 105mph, the CB400F was as quick as the rival two-strokes and handled better, yet was significantly more economical, especially when ridden hard. Well-preserved original examples are highly prized today.
Registered in Italy, this particular CB400F has had only three recorded owners from new (two being the same person). Described by the vendor as in very good condition, the machine currently displays a total of 47,636km (29,601 miles) on the odometer and was last serviced in January 2018. Formerly red, it comes with the original fuel tank and side panels, while the seat has been re-trimmed to the original pattern. Otherwise said to be highly original, the machine is offered with its original keys; ACI Certificato di Proprieta; FMI Registro Storico Nazionale certificate and ID card; and Italian registration papers.
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Winter Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.
Friday 11 December
Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 112) 9am
The National Motorcycle Museum Reserve Collection (Lots 201 – 252) 11am
Saturday 12 December
Motorcycles (Day 2) (Lots 501 – 708) 10am
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.
Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles by clicking 'Message the seller' with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.
Wednesday 9 December 9am to 5pm
Thursday 10 December 9am to 5pm
Friday 11 December 9am to 5pm (Lots 501 – 708 only)
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register using the 'Message the seller' button.
COLLECTION OF PURCHASED LOTS
Motorcycle lots must be cleared from the sale venue by 2pm Sunday 13 December 2020. Limited collection is available until 2pm Monday 14 December, by appointment only. If collecting Monday, please access Bicester Heritage via the 'Main Gate', Buckingham Road, OX26 5HA. Please email us using the 'Message the seller' button with your collection or transport instructions as soon as possible following your successful bid. Failure to instruct Bonhams by the given time will result in your vehicle being uplifted to store at your expense, as detailed in the Conditions of Sale. Buyers should satisfy themselves that they have collected all relevant log books, documents and keys relating to their Lot(s) at time of collection.
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