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1974 Suzuki T500 Project For Sale by Auction

This motorcycle is to be auctioned by Bonhams at the Timed-Online December Sale, with public viewing available Wednesday 6 December, from Bonhams Motorcycles in Milton Keynes. The timed online auction runs between December 1st through December 11th, with lots closing from midday December 11th.

Lot 102
From the estate of the late Ernie Hall
1974 Suzuki T500 Project
Registration no. SPO 710M
Frame no. T500-71222
Engine no. T500-71224
Launched in 1967, the Suzuki T500 - sold initially as the Cobra in the UK - demonstrated that it was possible to build a large, modern 'stroker' that was at the same time both quick and reliable. The 'bullet proof' air-cooled engine followed the layout of Suzuki's smaller twins and produced 46bhp (later 47bhp), an output good enough for a top speed of around 115mph. Built in unit with the five-speed gearbox, it went into a duplex loop frame similar to that of the 250/ 350 twins. Unusually, the gear change shaft ran right through the gearbox casing, enabling the gear lever and rear brake pedal to swapped over to the 'European' arrangement.

Presented in 'barn find' condition, this T500 was purchased by Ernie Hall from Monty & Ward Motors of Edenbridge, Kent in February 1978. Apparently substantially original and complete, the Suzuki appears not to have been used for some considerable time (the odometer reading is 4, 420 miles). Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, the machine is offered with an old-style V5 document, current V5C and an expired MoT (1979).
Offered with key

£800-1, 200
To be sold without reserve

All lots are sold 'as is/ where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

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