Honda CBR1000RR RR-7 Repsol Fireblade

FOR SALE
A Super Sports Honda CBR1000RR RR-7 Repsol Fireblade in pampered condition.

EQUIPMENT
Lightweight die-cast aluminium frame, 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload, progressive Unit Pro-Link with gas charged HMAS damper with 13-step preload and stepless compression adjustment rear suspension, inverted cartridge-type front fork, Honda electronic Steering Damper, (HESD), multi-function display, digital clock, REV indicator adjustment, Malfunction indicator, (MIL), horn, Honda Ignition security System, (HISS), hazard switch, headlight dimmer, passing control switch. Honda Accessories; Honda single seat cowl assembly, HRC carbon print tank pad, SmartWater Security, Repsol key fob, bubble screen not fitted.

EXTERIOR
The eighth generation RR (SC57) was introduced in 2006 and this Repsol Racing livery model, (Code PB-123P), is the most sought-after. Repsol has been closely tied to the Honda racing team and in 2006 a monumental milestone was achieved with Honda becoming the first manufacturer to surpass 200 premier-class wins and well over 600 Grand Prix wins across all classes. This bike helps celebrate that achievement along with Nicky Hayden becoming the 2006 Honda World MotorGP Champion. Clearly cherished with the lightweight gravity die-cast precision moulded frame unmarked and all panels showing virtually no marks. The unique original decals have been preserved and the standard black pillion seat remains in addition to a super rare single seat Honda cowling, both in perfect condition. All controls and displays function and even hidden crevices are clean proving fair weather use only. The bike is 100% standard and really is perfect for those looking for an adrenalin and satisfying ride or an individual wanting to add an iconic bike to a special collection.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Powered by a liquid cooled mass-centralised inline-four 998cc engine with Dual Sequential Fuel Injection, power output is quoted at 170hp. Weighing just 176kg blistering response and performance across the rev range is assured and the factory center-up exhaust with a computer-controlled butterfly valve sounds awesome. Race-inspired cassette-type six-speed gearbox utilises every ounce of power.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Hollow section tripe-spoke cast aluminium wheels are unmarked and finished in factory vibrant orange and shod in Bridgestone Battlax 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/50 ZR17 rear tyres. These were fitted new in July 2020 and have covered less than 100 miles. Front radial-mount 4-piston front brake callipers grip large diameter 320mm floating discs up front and 220mm hydraulic disc to the rear to help set you up for tight corners or bring you to a quick and comfortable stop with ease. The original sintered metal pads were replaced in 2020 due to age only and retained.

HISTORY FILE
This desirable UK Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade was supplied new by Marshall Honda in Peterborough on the 28th April 2007 to Mr Alistair Maplethorpe. His pride and enjoy for five years until being sold to Dr Julian Kirby in 2012 as an Approved Honda motorcycle by the same Honda main dealer. The motorcycle invoice reveals Dr Kirby opted for the Honda Happiness two year service plan and kept the bike exclusively serviced by Honda. A total of five main dealer visits for service and maintenance and one specialist in July 2020 at 4,308 miles. The total mileage is now 4,391. The final keeper Mr Stuart Hellon and next door neighbour to Dr Kirby purchased the bike in July 2020 and is only selling to buy a classic Lotus Elise. All handbooks, service book, dealer letters and invoices are included. The white Honda Motorcycle Documents wallet with Sales Executive card is present. The spare key is still with a plastic sheath cover and metal tag and a sales brochure is with the history file. Look no further for the ultimate Honda Super Sports in awe-inspiring condition.

MOT April 2022, HPI Clear

Honda C90-G Cub

FOR SALE
A factory original UK Honda C90-G Cub with an incredible 193 miles from new!

MODEL HISTORY
Introduced in 1958, the Honda Cub/Super Cub has been in continuous manufacture ever since and production surpassed 100 million in 2017 making it the most produced motor vehicle in history. The idea for a new 50cc motorcycle was conceived in 1956 when Honda Motor’s Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa toured Germany and witnessed the popularity of mopeds. The requirement however for the motorcycle to succeed in the developing world was, primarily simplicity, and larger wheels than those of a moped in order to cope with badly surfaced roads, or indeed non-existent roads in rural regions. Another requirement of Takeo Fujisawa was that the bike could be ridden one handed whilst carrying a tray of soba noodles, siting that the vast numbers of soba noodle shops in Japan would no doubt want one as a delivery bike. The iconic and phenomenally successful Honda Cub series is widely credited for mobilising and in large part, revolutionising the developing world.

EQUIPMENT
Pressed steel underbone frame, 12-volt electrics, capacitor discharge ignition (CDI), polyethylene leg guard/cowling, black long seat, 3-speed clutchless transmission, fully enclosed drivetrain, horn, primary coupled kick-starter, black finish indicator housing, two adjustable mirrors, speedometer, odometer, turn signal switch, headlight switch, neutral indicator, rear footrests, helmet lock, side storage with toolkit. Dealer options; Rickman Type 23 Fairing kit, middle mount luggage rack, Oxford Essential top box.

EXTERIOR
This wonderful 1991 C90-G is finished in iconic Shuttle Blue Metallic, (Code PB121), with Cortina White leg protector faring. Having covered just 193 miles from new, this collector’s example has never been restored and still boasts first paint credentials, virtually unheard of. Markings to the front mudguard and a scratch to the lower faring are entirely forgivable and do not spoil the appearance. All metal is in remarkable shape having never been welded or repaired with the original exhaust only having microscopic pitting and the engine casing slight tarnishing. Stanley indicator lenses remain fitted and the polyethylene leg guard/cowling has no cracks. Factory decals below the seat and original stickers and warning labels will further delight originality seekers, as will the factory badges. The comfortable dual seat black seat covering is also factory fitment with no rips or tears and the toolkit is present in the side locker. All switchgear, lights and instruments are fully functional. This unspoilt C90 is deliciously retro and a fitting tribute to this Honda icon.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The air cooled 4-stroke 90cc engine develops 7.5bhp at 7500rpm enough to keep up with modern city traffic and perfect for the daily commute. The 3-speed rotary system transmission with automatic clutch is easy to use and in perfect working order. Surprisingly nippy and a lot of fun!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Steel rim/wire spoke wheels are pristine and display correct outer rim stampings and are shod in Yokohama 2.50-17 tyres. The tyres have excellent tread and should be retained but being original fitment, if regular use is intended should be changed. Leading/trailing drum brakes stop the bike quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
Despite many minor revisions since its launch in 1958, the Honda Cub style and ethos as a bike for the masses has remained constant, and it is no surprise that true iconic status is firmly cemented. This UK supplied C90-G Cub example was registered new on 25th June 1991 by Q.B Motorcycles to Mr J Burford. Being used to the comfort of motor vehicles his experience on his first and only motorcycle was not enjoyed and after a few short commutes the car was soon favoured once more. The bike remained tucked away in his garage for the next 19 years unused before being purchased by bike collector Mr Robin Victor who part exchanged it with Roy Jervis Motor Cycles, renowned for low mileage classic bikes. The previous third owner, Mr Cartledge, purchased it from Roy Jervis in December 2011 and only parted with it to buy a one owner 2001 Harley Davidson 1200C Sportster with 300 miles from KGF Classic Cars!

All handbooks, spare keys and manuals are included along with previous MOT certificates. The original Honda Owners Card and brochure are also present. Everything about these bikes is legendary from their go anywhere ability, phenomenal reliability and even the famously successful marketing slogan, “You meet the nicest people on a Honda”, which ran from 1963 for 12 years and is still used today as a marketing case study. An excellent example of one of the most significant motor vehicles ever created.

MOT March 2022, HPI Clear.

Honda Accord Type R

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An astonishing UK Honda Accord Type R with 11,897 miles and full Honda history.

EQUIPMENT
Front spoiler, rear skirt, side fairings, mesh grille, auto levelling High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with washers, helical limited slip differential, uprated springs and dampers, Momo leather steering wheel, digital clock, headlight ‘on’ reminder chime, remote fuel filler release, illuminated ignition switch, dashboard illumination control, dual SRS airbags, power front windows and door mirrors, titanium gear shift knob. Factory Options; Boot spoiler, air conditioning, rear parking sensors, Level 2 ICE Programme with Pioneer DEH-P6000R. Dealer accessories; Tailored Type R embossed floor mats.

EXTERIOR
The high-gloss paint finish looks alluring finished in Vesuvio Red, (Code R502) and thanks to strict garage storage and an ultra-low 11,897 miles, is stunning. There are no dings or scuffs and the vehicle has never had a machine polish still boasting the preferred factory full protection. The sculpted front spoiler has a few diminutive stone chips, barley visible to the naked eye. The body coloured door mirrors still have factory check stickers to the underside and dealer branded number plates, boot lid and rear window sticker are affixed. The HID light clusters are crystal clear and all glass is original Honda branded with tiny delamination to one corner of the front screen. A single-minded sports machine and no doubt, the very best example to be offered.

INTERIOR
A driver focused interior has minimal luxuries for superior power to weight ratio witnessed firstly by the lightweight Black Alcantara Recaro seats in pristine condition with absolutely no wear or fade. Due to garage storage and no UV light the seat trim does not have the normal green tinge. Less sound insulation and even the removal of the inside trim for the bootlid and felt from the glovebox found on other Accords was absent in the Type R. The rear seats are unused and a strengthened rear bulkhead means the usual 60/40 split is absent. The Metallic effect dashboard and door trim unique to the Type R is immaculate as is the titanium gear shift knob with no markings. All equipment functions including the optional air conditioning. The carpets have been protected by tailored Type R embossed floor mats supplied by Honda from new which in turn have been protected by rubber floor mats carefully trimmed to fit perfectly. Incredible in all areas.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2.2 litre DOHC VTEC engine includes detailed engineering refinements to increase airflow at high engine speeds, reduce friction and speed up exhaust gas flow, resulting in an exhilarating 209bhp. When the engine speed reaches a certain point, the VETEC cuts in, the cam profile changes and the results are breathtaking. A top speed of 142mph and 0-62mph in 7.5 secs is quoted. All this in the safe knowledge the car has been maintained exclusively and regularly by the supplying Honda main dealer. The Type-R’s close-ratio gearbox, performance clutch and helical limited slip differential permit rapid acceleration and improve traction out of corners. This car has trigger-like responsiveness.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 17” alloy wheels have never been refurbished and have no scuffs just the minutest of markings from travelling 11,897 miles. The tyres are recommended Bridgestone Potenza 215/45 R17 replaced in 2016 with ample tread and an unused space saver is present. Huge 16” diameter ventilated front discs, 14” rear discs, high friction, anti-fade brake pads, ABS and Electronic Brake distribution gives you the assurance to explore the Type R’s electrifying performance.

HISTORY FILE
Remarkable. Supplied by Honda Marshall of Peterborough on the 1st September 1999 to Mr Charles Ellis the new car brochure reveals his hand written notes and ticks specifying the Accord Type R with manual air conditioning and a Category 1 Alarm along with some other options. His son, Gary Ellis, was instrumental in the purchase and treated his father to the number plate V22TEC when new and still included with the car. Gary was to become the only other and second owner in August 2019 after his father’s passing. The car has been serviced without fail by the supplying Honda dealer a total of 13 times during the 11,897 miles travelled. The last service was carried out in September 2019. All invoices, MOT certificates and documentation has been carefully filed leaving no doubt to the care bestowed on this iconic car. A full book pack and spare keys with Honda key fobs to both are included. The supplying dealer tax disc holder is included complete with expired discs. KGF Classic Cars were honoured to be contacted when Gary made the painful decision to sell the car his only stipulation being to find a good home for this prime example. We made that promise and a lucky new custodian will be absolutely delighted.

HPI Clear.

Honda Civic Type R EP3

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A UK Honda Civic Type R EP3 with 42,981 miles and last owner for 11 years.

EQUIPMENT
Dual SRS airbags, ISOFIX child restraint system, side impact beams, front and rear crumple zones, immobiliser, Honda Superlocks, remote central locking, body styling kit, sports grill, rear spoiler, electric windows, electric door mirrors, alloy gear shift knob, Type-R racing style front seats (Alcantara trimmed), leather covered steering wheel with red ‘R’ stitching, high security CD tuner stereo, micro antenna. Factory Options; Air conditioning, adjustable rear head restraints. Dealer accessories; Tailored Type R embossed floor mats.

EXTERIOR
This tremendous flagship Honda Civic Type R is finished in Cosmic Grey Pearl, (Colour Code NH674P). A deep gloss shine to the pin straight factory panels reflects the very low mileage of this pampered example. Minor markings commensurate with the usage extend to little more than light scratches and touched in frontal stone chips as well as a carefully touched in scratch to the offside rear quarter and another to the boot lid. The bumpers, spoilers and trim are fully intact and unscathed and light clusters are clear with none of the common plastic fatigue. This unmolested Type R looks superb and is a fantastic useable example of this modern classic white-hot hatchback.

INTERIOR
An unspoilt and super clean interior is sure to delight the next owner of this example. The brilliant body-hugging Type-R racing style front seats with Alcantara trim throughout, are in fantastic order with firm wear free bolsters and virtually none of the common bobbling to the Alcantara fabric. Huge wings to the front seats, red seat panel inserts and Type R embossment are an unsubtle reminder that this really is no ordinary Civic! The carpets have been protected from new by genuine Type R embossed floor mats and the matching door cards are in excellent order. There are some light marks to the aluminium door pulls and alloy gear shift knob. The aluminium effect fascia is unmarked and the leather steering wheel with bright red stitching is in superb order. The immaculate boot area houses an unused space saver spare wheel along with the full toolkit and warning triangle neatly stowed. The small plaque on the centre console informs you that the car is build number R-34050 and this example has thankfully avoided the modifier brigade.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Little introduction is needed for the engineering wonderment that is Honda’s legendary naturally aspirated engines and their phenomenal capabilities, and the chain driven K20A2 i-VTEC in this EP3 Civic remains in factory standard form. From just a 2.0 litre powerplant, Honda engineers have developed an incredible 197bhp with the VTEC system engaging at 5900rpm and increasing thrust up to an awesome 8050rpm! A top speed of 146mph along with 0-62mph in just 6.8 seconds is enough to embarrass many a performance car with much larger capacity engines. The engine bay is clean and exactly as Honda intended with all factory stickers and plates intact even to the underside of the bonnet. The slick 6-speed manual short-throw gearbox allows rapid slingshot gear changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique 17-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels are in superb order having been refurbished and wear matching branded Avon 205/45 ZR17 tyres to all four corners showing ample tread. Correct large silver grey callipers are clearly visible through the spokes and hint towards the impressive stopping power with advanced features such as ABS and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD).

HISTORY FILE
The design of Honda Type R models is primarily based on racing with emphasis placed on minimising weight and maximising performance potential. The red ‘R’ and red Honda badge is a nod towards the racetrack heritage and a tribute to Honda’s first winning F1 car. Manufactured in Swindon, England and build number R-34050, the car was first registered on 29th June 2005. Supplied as a UK car by Honda Main Dealer, Arnold Clark of Manchester, this example has covered just 42,981 miles from new in the hands of dedicated enthusiasts appreciating the car in its standard form. The previous keeper has owned the car for the last 11 years whereby strict garage storage and dry leisure usage has been key to the prime condition.

The original service book contains seven stamped entries with the most recent service carried out in June 2020 using genuine Honda parts. All handbooks, manuals and dealership point of sale literature is included in the leather document wallet and there are two Honda keys with remote fobs. A further history folder contains corresponding service invoices and MOT certificates dating back to the first in 2008 to further verify the genuine low mileage. Completing the history file is an original Honda Type R range brochure. Gaining almost immediate cult status when launched and a ‘must drive’ car for the avid petrolhead, this unspoilt example will not disappoint and is becoming harder to find.

HPI Clear.

Honda C70-C

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An original retro UK Honda C70-C Round Light model with 3,600 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Introduced in 1958, the Honda Cub/Super Cub has been in continuous manufacture ever since and production surpassed 100 million in 2017 making it the most produced motor vehicle in history. The idea for a new 50cc motorcycle was conceived in 1956 when Honda Motor’s Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa toured Germany and witnessed the popularity of mopeds. The requirement however for the motorcycle to succeed in the developing world was, primarily simplicity, and larger wheels than those of a moped in order to cope with badly surfaced roads, or indeed non-existent roads in rural regions. Another requirement of Takeo Fujisawa was that the bike could be ridden one handed whilst carrying a tray of soba noodles, siting that the vast numbers of soba noodle shops in Japan would no doubt want one as a delivery bike. The iconic and phenomenally successful Honda Cub series is widely credited for mobilising and in large part, revolutionising, the developing world.

EQUIPMENT
Pressed steel underbone frame, 12-volt electrics, capacitor discharge ignition (CDI), polyethylene leg guard/cowling, black and white long seat, rear luggage rack, 3-speed clutchless transmission, fully enclosed drivetrain, horn, primary coupled kick-starter, chrome indicator housing, two adjustable mirrors, Nippon Seiki HO-791 speedometer, odometer, turn signal switch, headlight switch, neutral indicator, rear footrests, helmet lock, side storage with toolkit.

EXTERIOR
This wonderful 1984 C70-C is the more desirable ‘round headlight’ model and this example is finished in factory original Monza Red. Having covered just 3,600 miles from new, this remarkable example has never been restored and still boasts first paint credentials, virtually unheard of. A natural aged patina is entirely forgivable and does not spoil the appearance. All metal is in remarkable shape has never been welded or repaired and the polyethylene leg guard/cowling is incredibly well-preserved with no cracks. The front mudguard displays a small thumbnail size repair. Factory decals below the seat and original stickers and warning labels will further delight originality seekers, as will the factory badges, supplying dealer cowling sticker and plastic sheath over the foot brake pedal. The fully intact black and white seat covering is also factory fitment and the original number plate remains fitted. The toolkit is present in the side locker. All switchgear, lights and instruments are fully functional. This unspoilt C70 is deliciously retro and a fitting tribute to this Honda icon.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The frame identification stamping and identity plate are correct for the a 1984 C70-C and match the vehicle documentation, as does the clearly legible engine number stamp. The 71.8cc engine develops 6bhp, enough to propel this machine to 43mph (depending on the rider’s weight!). The exhaust is a replacement piece in superb order and a very good replication of the original item. The clutchless 3-speed ‘all down’ transmission is easy to use and in perfect working order. Surprisingly nippy and a lot of fun!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 36 spoke chromium plated wheel rims are unrestored and display outer rim stampings. 2.50-17 tyres retain excellent tread and good rubber condition. Waterproof-Dustproof brakes with 110mm front and rear drums perform as they should.

HISTORY FILE
Despite many minor revisions since its launch in 1958, the Honda Cub style and ethos as a bike for the masses has remained constant, and it is no surprise that true iconic status is firmly cemented. This UK supplied C70-C example was registered new on 14th March 1984 by Bridge Street Motor Cycles in Witham, Essex and has covered just 3,600 miles from new with just three owners. The original motorcycle service booklet is present with two stamped entries from the supplying dealer. The first issue blue V5 document made out to first owner, Mr Walter Punt, is in the history folder along with some previous MOT certificates and two original Honda keys still with dealer fob attached!

This example boasts originality credentials rarely found as well as being the more desirable round headlight model. Everything about these bikes is legendary from their go anywhere ability, phenomenal reliability and even the famously successful marketing slogan, “You meet the nicest people on a Honda”, which ran from 1963 for 12 years and is still used today as a marketing case study. An excellent example of one of the most significant motor vehicles ever created.

HPI Clear.

Honda CB650F

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A stunning 2018 Honda CB650F with just 1,141 miles and one owner from new!

EQUIPMENT
Steel diamond frame with twin elliptical spars, ABS, Honda Ignition Security System, fuel injection, electric start, engine kill switch, EURO 4 Compliant, side swept 4-1 exhaust, LED rear light, cast aluminium wheels, lockable seat with toolkit stowage, pillion seat, lockable fuel filler, neutral indicator, multi-function LCD instruments with rev counter and fuel gauge, digital readouts for speed, odometer, trip, clock and MPG.  Dealer accessories; Datatag anti-theft security, pillion seat cover.

EXTERIOR
Sporty and agile, a tough street cruiser, this Honda CB650F is finished in original Pearl Spencer Blue, (Code PB308).  All bodywork faring, tank and mudguards are in exceptional condition as you would expect from a one owner 1,141-mile machine.  The aluminium components are fully intact and display only the faintest tarnishing and all rubbers, grips, light and ancillaries are preserved.   Factory stickers and labels are present and correct and the identification plates and stock frame number stampings are clearly legible.  The super modern high-tech LCD display is perfect.  The lockable sculptured thin racing seat with optional pillion cover is immaculate and lifts to reveal the original full toolkit and pouch.  A pristine example in every respect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A liquid cooled 649cc 4-cylinder 4-stroke DOHC engine produces 89.8hp and 64Nm maximum torque.  Weighing just 208kg, this commanding machine achieves 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of around 130mph with smooth performance delivery and an awesome exhaust note.  The engine and all ancillaries are immaculate and exactly as the it left the factory.  The stacked 6-speed synchromesh gearbox with short gear ratios will ‘Fire you off the line and howl through the mid-range’ in the words of the Honda marketing department.  This is a very capable machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The lightweight hollow cast aluminium 17in wheels are in pristine order with no damage and factory fitted Dunlop Sportmax 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear tyres have covered just 1,141 miles and still have the coloured banding within the tread!  The powerful ABS brakes feature a 320mm double front disc and 240mm rear disc to offer incredible safe stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 1st February 2018 by Main Dealer, Fowlers Honda Sales of Bristol, this UK example has had just one owner, Mr Jordan Caddick.  Having covered just 1,141 miles from new, this example is very close a new machine but with a large saving from list price of £6,799.  The service book confirms first service in May 2018 at 722 miles, carried out and stamped by Honda Agent Bransons Motorcycles.  The original plastic wallet contains the PDI checklist, book packs, dealership point of sale literature and a range sales brochure as well as 2 original keys with code tag and dealer fob.  A truly cosseted example that performs every inch as good as it looks.

HPI Clear.

Honda Z50JF Gold Limited Edition

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A collectors 1985 Honda Z50JF Monkey Bike Gold Limited Edition with just 1 mile!

MODEL HISTORY
The Honda Z-Series was a line of mini motorbikes manufactured by Honda Motorcycles. Introduced in 1961 as the Z100, the bikes were originally produced as a children’s ride at the Tama Tech amusement park which was owned by Honda. In 1964 the minibikes, later renamed Z50, were put into mainstream production that was to last for over 50 years until 2017. The initially unofficial nickname of ‘Monkey Bike’ was soon widely accepted and referred to the ‘arms out/hunched over’ stance adopted by riders. The Gold Limited Edition coincided with the 20th anniversary of the original Z100 and featured an extensive special Gold Chrome finish.

EQUIPMENT
Special Gold Chrome plating, backbone frame in high tensile tubular steel, telescopic front shock absorbers, swingarm rear suspension, collapsible handlebars, pressed steel wheels, twin rear view mirrors, gold chrome muffler heatshield, luggage rack, mini storage box, lockable helmet holder, side stand, primary kick start, horn, neutral indicator light, speed warning light, speedometer, odometer.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the factory original Gold Chrome, this Honda Z50 Monkey Bike remained unregistered until 2019 and has covered just 1 mile in its entire lifetime! Recently discovered at the home of an elderly collector, the bike was covered in protective grease when new which has now been removed to reveal the stunning original finish. The teardrop fuel tank is amazing and retains the factory Honda Monkey Limited Edition decal. All other extensive Gold Chrome fitment is undamaged and in superb order with only some faint pitting visible, most notable on the front mudguard. Factory stickers and labels are present and correct and the stock frame number stamping is clearly legible. All trim, lenses, rubbers and plastic fittings are preserved and the foot brake still wears the factory protective plastic sheath! There are even remnants of the protective plastic wrapping on the mirror stalks! The original quilted waffle leatherette seat in brown with gold domed fasteners is perfect. A tiny speedometer with odometer is delightfully simplistic and reads just 1 mile! This is a very special limited-edition Monkey Bike.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The AB27E, air-cooled, 4-stroke OHC single-cylinder displaces 49cc developing a thumping 4.5hp! Starting is effortless with the primary kick start and the engine runs delightfully quiet and functions as it should with fully working manual choke. The engine is spotlessly clean with all stampings and stickers clearly visible. The four speed one down three up manual transmission performs perfectly and is very easy to use. Collectable motorbikes do not get more special than this limited-edition delivery mileage machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted four-hole polished chrome wheels are unrestored with very clear manufacture stampings. The original Tractorgrip 3.50-8 tyres still have rubber nobbles but show some cracking due to age. Front and rear drum brakes operate well and bring this lightweight fun bike to a perfectly adequate halt.

HISTORY FILE
Discovered at the home of an elderly gentleman who had purchased the bike new but had never registered it, this unrestored Gold Special Edition has covered just 1 mile from new! Discovered by and purchased in 2017 by Mr David Bradley who at one point owned a collection of around 30 Monkey Bikes including James May’s 2004 example, the bike has now been registered on 14th February 2019. The first MOT was carried out on 3rd March 2019 with no advisories as expected. A letter from Honda UK dated 29th September 2017 confirms the manufacture details drawn from archive records. Information confirmed is the model Honda Z50JF, frame and engine numbers and build date of 2nd March 1985 at the Suzuka factory in Japan. Completing the history file is the DVLA registration documents as well as the V5 certificate, and two original Honda keys are also gold in colour with the spare still in its plastic sheath.

Honda announced in 2017 that the production of the Z50 ‘Monkey Bike’ was to cease, ending a lifespan of over 50 years and making these ever-popular minibikes highly collectable. This beautifully preserved, matching numbers example is the perfect addition to any collection, trendy publicity ornament or super-fun leisure bike.

HPI Clear.

Honda Z50 Monkey Bike

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Captain Slow AKA James May’s Honda Z50 Monkey Bike with just 39 miles!

MODEL HISTORY
The Honda Z-Series was a line of mini motorbikes manufactured by Honda Motorcycles.  Introduced in 1961 as the Z100, the bikes were originally produced as a children’s ride at the Tama Tech amusement park which was owned by Honda.  In 1964 the minibikes, later renamed Z50, were put into mainstream production that was to last for over 50 years until 2017.  The initially unofficial nickname of ‘Monkey Bike’ was soon widely accepted and referred to the ‘arms out/hunched over’ stance adopted by riders.

EQUIPMENT
Backbone frame in high tensile tubular steel, telescopic front shock absorbers, swingarm rear suspension, collapsible handlebars, pressed steel wheels, twin chrome rear view mirrors, chrome muffler heatshield, luggage rack, mini storage box, lockable helmet holder, side stand, CDI-type magnetic ignition, primary kick start, horn, lockable fuel filler, neutral indicator light, speed warning light, speedometer, odometer.

EXTERIOR
Finished in factory original Candy Red/White, (Code NH-138), this Honda Z50 Monkey Bike has covered just 39 miles from new having formed part of various prestigious motorcycle collections, including none other than that of Motoring Journalist James May of Top Gear/The Grand Tour fame.  In virtually as new condition, the paintwork is stunning and all factory decals, stickers and labels are present and correct and the stock frame number stamping is clearly legible.  One miniscule scratch to the front mudguard and a tiny touched in scratch to the fuel tank is hardly worth mentioning.  The chromework to the handlebars, mirrors, light clusters and other trim is preserved, and all rubbers and plastic fittings are like new.  The original ribbed leatherette seat with bright domed fasteners is perfect.  A tiny speedometer with odometer is delightfully simplistic.  A stunning example of a very special minibike.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The AB27E, air-cooled, 4-stroke OHC single-cylinder engine features CDI ignition and displaces 49cc developing a thumping 4.5hp!  Starting is effortless with the primary kick start and the engine runs delightfully quiet and functions as it should with fully working manual choke.  The engine is spotlessly clean with all stampings and stickers clearly visible.  Even coloured PDI dabs and bright green gasket edges are a wonderful feature of this hyper-low mileage machine.  The four speed one down three up manual transmission performs perfectly and is very easy to use.  Motorbiking doesn’t get much more fun than this!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted four-hole pressed steels wheels are as new with very clear manufacturer stampings and the original Tractorgrip 3.50-8 tyres still have rubber nobbles and coloured banding within the tread.  Front and rear drum brakes operate well and bring this lightweight fun bike to a perfectly adequate halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 16th June 2004, this genuine factory-built Honda must not be confused with cheaper aftermarket copies.  In original unrestored condition, this 39-mile example not only enjoys superb credentials but also the provenance of famous ownership, in the hands of Motoring Journalist James May or ‘Captain Slow’ as he is mockingly known from his days on Top Gear and The Grand Tour.  A copy of a previous V5 registration document shows James May as the owner at his home address in London.  There are two original Honda keys, the spare still in its plastic sheath, and a file of previous MOT certificates and V5 copies confirming ownership history.

Honda announced in 2017 that the production of the Z50 ‘Monkey Bike’ was to cease, ending a lifespan of over 50 years and making these ever-popular minibikes highly collectable.  This beautifully preserved, matching numbers example is the perfect addition to any collection, trendy publicity ornament or super-fun leisure bike.

HPI Clear.

Honda S2000 AP1

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A preserved Honda S2000 AP1 with 19,989 miles and full Honda history.

EQUIPMENT
Side impact protection beams, seat belt buckle pre-tensioners, front and rear anti-roll bars, roll over protection, headlight washers, high level rear brake light, SRS airbags, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, HID headlights, bee sting aerial, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, alloy gear knob, leather wrapped steering wheel, drilled aluminium pedals, electric soft top, tonneau, Honda 2SFO stereo, remote stereo controls.  Factory options; Hard top with heated glass screen.  Dealer accessories; Honda tailored floor mats, rear headrest airflow screen, utility net.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the official launch colour of Silverstone Metallic, (Code NH 630M), this drop dead gorgeous two seat sports car looks beautiful from every angle.  The original paintwork gleams with a uniform finish, commensurate with the incredibly low mileage of just 19,989 miles.  All lightweight panels are beautifully straight and in preserved condition with only a very faint rub to the lower front bumper and a miniscule finger nail size compression to the nose cone, barely noticeable.  The expensive factory optional hard top with stand is as new and the superb black factory fitted hood is quick and effortless in operation.  The Perspex rear screen to the folding hood is slightly aged.  The HID headlights are clear with no discolouration, as are the original factory fitted rear lenses and correct orange side repeaters.  All trim sections and S2000 badges are as new.  This exceptional example, owned by father and son in law from new, represents an original, unmolested and truly cherished car that has firmly cemented Honda’s repute for innovation and precision engineering.

INTERIOR
A perfectly proportioned, functional and exquisitely finished interior is designed solely to optimise driver enjoyment.  The pristine high-grade luxury Red leather, (Code Type Z), remains in superb order with the figure-hugging seats firm and all bolsters fully intact and in shape.  There is just one tiny mark to the driver’s seat outer bolster.  The matching door cards are perfect and the bright red carpeting is fresh, unfaded and unworn having been protected from new by genuine Honda fitted carpets mats.  The dashboard and fascia are as new and the red start button portrays Honda’s racing heritage.  The digital head up display with race style tachometer and speedometer operates perfectly with all pixels intact and functional.  Originality seekers will be pleased to see factory stickers remaining in the door shuts and the original Honda 2SFO stereo remaining neatly behind the discreet flip up cover.  A poised and meticulously designed sports car interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Underneath the bonnet is a 2.0i VTEC race bred engine. This sophisticated VTEC system changes the timing and lift of the valves to combine good torque characteristics at low revs with high power at high revs.  A power output of 240bhp at an almost unheard of 8300rpm and 208Nm of torque at 7500rpm allows a blistering 0-62 time of 6.2 seconds and top speed 150mph.  Factory stickers to the bonnet underside and immaculate engine bay as well identification plates, bulkhead chassis stamp and coloured PDI dabs confirm the absolute originality of this amazing example.  The short shift 6-speed gearbox is perfectly precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory standard 16in sports alloys display the unrestored factory silver matt finish with no scuffs or kerb damage whatsoever and only very light markings to the spokes.  Quality branded Bridgestone tyres of size 205/55 R16 and 225/50 R16 front and rear respectively have excellent tread remaining.  The anti-lock braking system (ABS) features 300mm ventilated front discs and 282mm solid rear discs to offer sharp and assured stopping power to cope with the epic performance.

HISTORY FILE
Just as internet car sales were becoming an ever-increasing option in the early 2000’s, pioneering companies such as JamJarCars and the Virgin Empire capitalised on this new and innovative way of selling cars direct to the public.  This UK example was supplied direct from Virgin Cars and registered new on the 14th September 2001.  A new vehicle order form and sales invoice is made out to first owner, Mr Michael Willcocks, who paid £25,328.56 including on the road charges.  All documentation, welcome letters and point of sale literature are included in the huge history file.  A wonderful addition to the history file is the original boxed hard back S2000 presentation book!  Furthermore, the original service booklet is stamped with 16 Honda Main Dealer service entries to fully verify the mileage, the last entry being October 2018 at 19,979 miles.  All service invoices to accompany the stamps are kept in the neat history folder, including the most recent Honda Main Dealer invoice with service check sheet giving the car a full clean bill of health.  In fact, every Honda service invoice is attached to a check sheet giving a full compliment of green indicators to emphasise just how well looked after this car is.  The original Honda wallet holds the vehicle handbooks and there are three sets of keys plus the grey master.

Upon the passing of Mr Willcocks in 2016, the car was passed to his son in law, Mr Gabri who has owned it ever since.  Remaining exactly at Honda intended and preserved with exceptionally low mileage, this fastidiously maintained example must not be missed.

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Honda S2000 AP1

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An exhilarating Honda S2000 AP1 with an incredible 16,265 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Side impact protection beams, seat belt buckle pre-tensioners, front and rear anti-roll bars, roll over protection, HID headlights, headlight washers, high level rear brake light, SRS airbags, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, bee sting aerial, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, alloy gear knob, leather wrapped steering wheel, drilled aluminium pedals, electric soft top with glass rear screen, tonneau, Honda 2SFO stereo, remote stereo controls. Dealer accessories; 6 disc CD changer, Honda tailored floor mats, rear headrest airflow screen, utility net.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the official launch colour of Silverstone Metallic, (Code NH 630M), this drop dead gorgeous two seat sports car looks stunning from every angle. The paintwork boasts a beautiful metallic shine and uniform finish, commensurate with the incredibly low mileage of just 16,265 miles. All lightweight panels are beautifully straight and in preserved condition with only very few miniscule stone chips to the front and a tiny mark to the offside rear wheel arch, barely worthy of mention. The £845 upgrade claret electric hood with glass rear screen is quick and effortless and in pristine condition. The HID headlights are clear with no discolouration, as are the original factory fitted rear lenses and correct orange side repeaters. All trim sections and S2000 badges are as new and the supplying Honda main dealer service sticker and tax disc holder have been kept. This exceptional example represents an original, unmolested and truly cherished car that has firmly cemented Honda’s repute for innovation and precision engineering.

INTERIOR
A perfectly proportioned, functional and beautifully built interior designed to maximise driver enjoyment. The pristine high-grade luxury Red leather, (Code Type Z), remains in superb order with the figure-hugging seats firm and intact with only light wear to the driver’s seat outer bolster. The matching door cards are perfect and the bright red carpeting is fresh, unfaded and unworn. Brand new genuine Honda fitted carpets mats were sourced in October 2018 at a cost of £169.99 revealing the level of care bestowed on this car. The dashboard and fascia are as new and the red start button hints towards the excitement in store. The digital head up display with race style tachometer and speedometer operates perfectly with all pixels intact and functional. Originality seekers will be pleased to see factory stickers remaining in the door shuts and the optional CD Changer with Honda S2000 cover fixed to the boot floor. Poised, exciting and very addictive!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Underneath the bonnet is a 2.0i VTEC race bred engine. This sophisticated VTEC system changes the timing and lift of the valves to combine good torque characteristics at low revs with high power at high revs. A power output of 240bhp at an almost unheard of 8300rpm and 208Nm of torque at 7500rpm allows a blistering 0-62 time of 6.2 seconds and top speed 150mph. Factory stickers to the bonnet underside and immaculate engine bay as well identification plates, bulkhead chassis stamp and coloured PDI dabs confirm the absolute originality of this amazing example. The short shift 6-speed gearbox is impeccably precise and adds to the 9000rpm redline S2000 magic!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory standard 16in sports alloys are in pristine order with no scuffs or kerb damage whatsoever. Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 tyres of size 205/55 R16 and 225/50 R16 front and rear respectively were fitted new in 2015 with less than 1,000 miles covered. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) features 300mm ventilated front discs and 282mm solid rear discs to offer sharp and assured stopping power to cope with the epic performance.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new by Main Dealer Johnsons Honda of Oxford on 15th December 2000, this exceptional example has covered an incredible 16,265 miles from new. The original service booklet is stamped with 12 Honda Main Dealer and specialist entries to full verify the mileage, the last entry being November 2018 at 16,264 miles at which time the front and rear brakes discs and pads were replaced. With just three keepers from new, it is clear the car has been owned by enthusiasts who have recognised the importance of fastidious maintenance, a notion backed up in the driving manner of the car. The original Honda wallet holds the vehicle handbooks and there are three sets of keys plus the grey master. A further neatly filed history folder holds all service invoices and evidence of works completed and there is an original sales brochure included.

Remaining exactly at Honda intended and preserved with exceptionally low mileage, this pampered example is the ultimate modern classic sports car.

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