A 60-YEAR-OLD motorbike will go under the hammer this month - with an estimated price of £25,000 - £27,000.

The 1956 Norton Manx is being offered for sale by a collector in Preston, Lancashire, and comes to auction in an original and unrestored condition.

It is part of a vast array of motorcycles going under the Charterhouse hammer in their online auction of classic and vintage motorbikes on Wednesday, October 28.

“There are some great pre- and post-war motorbikes from barn stored basket cases to perfect concours condition motorcycles,” said auctioneer Richard Bromell.

“We have had entries from up and down the country.

“This, combined with estimates from £500 to £30,000 means there will be something of interest for every motorbike enthusiast.”

Somerset County Gazette:

UP FOR AUCTION: A 1956 Manx Norton - £25,000-27,000

For those looking for a winter restoration project, a shed in Devon has given up a quartet of motorcycles all being sold without reserve including a 1964 Triumph 3TA.

This should be a rewarding project and is estimated at £500-700.

For fans of pre-war motorcycles, a 1930 AJS Model R12 twin port, a rare 250cc bike totally restored to original specification is valued at £6,000-7,000.

From the same owner, in Maidenhead, is a 1951 Velocette MAC 350. Restored to concours condition, this is ready to be enjoyed estimated at £7,000-8,000.

Other motorcycle marques in the online auction include Ariel, Gilera, Ducati, Honda, Van Veen, Benelli, AJS, BSA, BSA and Royal Enfield.

All the lots, and the specialist selection of automobilia including the Eric Williams collection of TT memorabilia, can be viewed on www.charterhouse-auction.com where live internet bidding is also available.

Charterhouse is also now accepting further entries for the October 28 auction and for their autumn programme of sales with silver, jewellery and watches on Thursday, November 5, Asian Art antiques and interiors on October 6 and classic and vintage cars on November 11.

For more information regarding these auctions, contact Richard Bromell on 01935 812277 or George Beale on 07808 159149 at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, or email images to Richard and George via info@charterhouse-auction.com.

Somerset County Gazette:

UP FOR AUCTION: 1951 Velocette MAC 350 restored to concourse condition - £7,000-8,000

Somerset County Gazette:

UP FOR AUCTION: A 1930 AJS Model R12 - £6,000-7,000