First 'Ferrari' motorcycle to sell at Classic Motorcycle Show


The first and only "Ferrari" motorcycle will feature in a special Bonhams auction at the 32nd Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle show in Staffordshire.

The event is to be held on April 29, 2012 and will showcase some of the finest and rarest motorcycles ever produced. None so rare as the Ferrari however, which has been officially endorsed by Piero Ferrari, son of the renowned Enzo.


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David Kay's Ferrari 900

Starting with a letter to the company, the project represents over 3,000 man hours from David Kay, who built the bike from scratch over four years.

Kay, a well-known MV Agusta guru, has called his invention the Ferrari 900. It has a staggering estimated top speed of 265kmph and produces 105bhp. An estimate of £75,000-100,000 has been set for the unique bike, which is sure to have both car and motorbike lovers drooling in unison.

"The two double curvature megaphone exhausts are too beautiful to merely funnel exhaust gasses from engine to atmosphere," David Kay explained to the UK's Metro newspaper, when asked about his reason for selling.

In contrast to the sleek "Ferrari" is the auction's top lot, a 1939 Vincent-HRD Series-A rapide. The v-twin engine thoroughbred has become somewhat of a legend in motorcycle collecting, with only 78 ever produced. The bike comes as part of the collection of Brian Verrall of Verrall's Motorcycles, one of Britain's longest established dealers in classic bikes.

An estimate of £180,000-220,000 has been set for the item. Despite the price tag, the Vincent still has the less-desirable characteristics of a British bike; its myriad external oil pipes have earned it the moniker "Plumber's Nightmare".

Motor-heads should see our great selection of memorabilia for sale. We have a superb selection of racing items including this Lewis Hamilton signed Formula One jersey.

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