So, this motorcycle shop owner over in Aalst, Belgium died, and the shop’s contents are going up for auction. That means that Troostwijk, an industrial auctioneer in Antwerp, had to go in and take stock of the shop’s contents. When they did, they got quite a surprise. Because they found eleven–count ’em, eleven–brand new 1975 Norton 850 Commandos, unassembled, still packed away in factory crates. Oh, and a Matchless, too.
And that’s not all. According to MCN:
The hoard also includes an ex-Peter Williams 1974 Norton works ‘space frame’ racer, a still-crated bike, a 1989 Rotax-powered Matchless G80, dozens of other Nortons and Triumphs, as well as masses of spasres [sic] and workshop machinery.
Anyway, for some reason, the auctioneers now think the estate auction may be slightly more profitable than originally thought.
If you’re going to be in Belgium, and you’ve got thousands of dollars on hand, you can find more information about the auction at Troostwijk’s web site. Better hurry, though, if you’re planning to get to Antwerp in time. The auction closes on the 26th.