1976 Honda CB750 K6 For Sale by Auction
Fifty-plus years on, it is hard to imagine the impact the Honda CB750 had on the motorcycling world when it was unveiled to a stunned public at the 1968 Tokyo Show. Here for the first time was a mass-produced four within the financial reach of the average enthusiast, and one whose specification made the opposition look obsolete overnight.
The K6 offered here was diverted from Spain (its intended market) by Honda UK and used to familiarise UK dealers with this new model. It then remained in storage at Honda UK's Chiswick HQ until purchased by the Area Service Manager, who is now in a care home, suffering from dementia. In the meantime, the tank and front indicators had seen service on another machine. Bought from the former owner's daughter, the K6 has covered a believed 3.6 'push' kilometres from new and had never been started until recently when, given a new battery and fresh fuel, it fired up first press of the button, just like a Honda should. The original (unfilled) battery was still on the bike, which also retains its original tyres, while an internal inspection of a cylinder and float bowl confirmed that the engine had never run (see photographs on file). To original specification, this 'time warp' CB750 K6 is offered with a VJMC dating letter; NOVA acknowledgement; and a V5C Registration Certificate. The machine will require recommissioning or restoration to a greater or lesser extent and is therefore sold strictly as viewed.
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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