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Sole-survivor 1914 Sparkbrook V-twin featured at H&H motorcycle auction

Rare offerings on the UK docket include four-cylinder Indian and 1920 Nut

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The only known surviving 1914 Sparkbrook Vee Twin motorcycle will be auctioned June 9 during the H&H Classics sale at the National Motorcycle Museum in the West Midlands, UK.

The Sparkbrook was restored to “show-winning standard” about a decade ago, H&H says in a news release, and was used in many vintage-vehicle events until a few years ago.  The motorcycle last run in 2019 and will need some recommissioning before being used again, the release says. 

The motorcycle, which is pioneer registered in the UK, is valued at £22,000 to £24,000 ($31,000 to $33,890).

“This is a handsome and very usable veteran machine,” Mike Davis of H&H Classics says in the release.

1937 Indian Four 437, a rare model with an inline-4-cylinder engine

Also on the H&H docket is a 1937 Indian Four 437 that has been in its current ownership since 1967, restored to concours standard in 1983 and last started in 2018.  One of just a few hundred produced in 1936 and 1937, the motorcycle is powered by a unique inline-4 engine.

The Indian is valued at £45,000 to £50,000 ($63,550 to $70,610). 

Another rare veteran in the motorcycle sale is a 1920 Nut Model TT that has been under current ownership by a Nut marque specialist since 1962, and was restored in the 1980s to an exacting standard emphasizing originality, the auction company said.  It was last ran about five years ago.

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The 1920 Nut Model TT was restored by a marque specialist

“It was purchased by the vendor in 1962 for £35.00 (about $50) and was then professionally restored in the 1980s to concours standard, with paperwork for work carried out,” the release says. “The work was carried out using all original parts and detailed attention to the correct electrical equipment.”

“It has been used on many rallies and VMCC tours until 1995, last run five years ago. It requires light recommissioning before use.”

The V-twin motorcycle is valued at £24,000 to £26,000 ($33,890 to $36,720).

Fore more information, visit the H&H website.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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