1976 Sanglas 400 R-2

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  • Equipped with electric start
  • In previous ownership from 2008 until quite recently
  • Appears very original and reportedly works well

The Appeal

Founded in Barcelona in 1942, Sanglas built motorcycles in relatively low volume for almost forty years and were some of the highest capacity Spanish bikes available. The 400 proved successful and was perfect for daily commuting. 

Here we have a well preserved 1976 example that benefits from a great deal of care and a previous sympathetic restoration. Complete with period correct panniers and rear luggage rack, this is a very practical classic bike and would suit those who like to ride theirs on a regular basis. The electric start adds to this usability and we’re informed that the bike runs really well. Presented in great condition, with some charming light patina, don’t miss out on this unusual motorcycle.

The History and Paperwork

  • Complete with various Spanish registration documents and previous ITVs
  • In previous ownership from 2008 until quite recently
  • No current ITV although the vendor informs us that it passed as recently as 2018 with no issues
  • We’re informed that it was restored during previous ownership
  • Number plate present and correctly displayed

The Condition

  • Presented in very good, usable condition
  • Not too pristine to enjoy
  • The paintwork exhibits some orange peel and other small defects but is otherwise in good order
  • The chromework remains really smart 
  • No big dents evident in the fuel tank or panniers
  • The wheels look quite smart for their age and the tyres seem in good order
  • Minimal wear to the grips, pegs and controls
  • Equipped with lights and mirrors
  • The seat upholstery does not appear to be excessively worn
  • The original instrumentation is supplemented by a quartz clock

The Mechanics 

  • 400cc single cylinder four-stroke engine
  • Electric start
  • The vendor reports that it starts and runs well, with no issues to report
  • Said to ride nickel, with strong brakes and smooth gear selection
  • We’re informed that the cut-off switch that stops the engine is currently missing 


It isn’t often we see a Sanglas, which is a pity as they’re an interesting and capable motorcycle. If you’re looking for a classic bike you could use on a regular basis, we think this 400 would be a great option.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1976
  • Make Sanglas
  • Model 400R-2
  • Colour Silver/Black
  • Odometer 2,663 Kilometres
  • Engine size 400
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Madrid
  • Location International
  • Country Spain

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