NOTE: The pic above is of a different bike than the one in the auction (note the different tank decal) but I posted due to the low number of pics in the actual auction.
- One of only three Waddon 250cc racing machines (verified in writing by the manager of their Race Team).
- It needs slight re-commissioning and possibly crack testing of some components (it is, after all, a fast race bike).
- There are some spares and documents with it.
- A rare opportunity to own an exotic piece of machinery. A complete change of plans has resulted in this machine being put up for sale. Now fitted with the correct rear wheel
What is this piece of British motorcycle racing history worth? Well bikes from the early 1980's that fall into the "Classic Grand Prix" class seem to be creeping up in value but most of the trading seems to be occurring between serious collectors or curators. Prices seem to still be hovering around 15,000 USD as evidenced by Bonhams listings from a few years ago and what we have seen previously on RSBFS. While it is interesting and is certainly a rare sportbike, I think this one will appeal most to the technically minded collector or someone who remembers the bike from their youth.