Coys readies London’s first big vintage motorcycle auction

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Moto Guzzi V8 500GP tribute bike | Coys photos
Moto Guzzi V8 500GP tribute bike | Coys photos
Moto Guzzi V8 500GP tribute bike | Coys photos

The London Motorcycle Show will include what Coys says will be the city’s first international motorcycle auction. Further, Coys announced that it plans to stage the sale on an annual basis.

Coys plans to offer more than 110 classic motorcycles on February 13 at the ExCeL exhibition center. Bikes on the docket include a 1956 Moto Guzzi V8 500GP “evocation,” a 1951 Moto Guzzi 500 Bicilindrica GP, a 1956 Mondial 250 GP Bicilindrica and a 1931 Indian 420.

“Following our great success in our motorcycle auction at Bleinheim Palace, where we broke four world records by substantial amounts, we are delighted to present this event in London, both for 2016 and in future years,” Chris Routledge, Coys chief executive, said in a news release.

“This new annual auction is the only international motorcycle auction of this scale and calibre ever held in the nation’s capital, at one of the most important motorcycle shows in the world.”

1931 Indian 402
1931 Indian 402
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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.