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https://mathewsons.co.uk/auctions/auction-dates/vehicles/16733-1978-honda-cb400f


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Tried to make out the reg no.  and think its BMA 853S ... last taxed in 1985

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Re: 3k Mile Restoration 400F2 at Next Mathewsons Auction
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2021, 11:17:17 AM »
Oh dear, I'm very tempted, another 400/4 for the garage!!!
Trouble is what would you do to it, wipe an oily rag over it or restore it? If restoring you'd be looking at the thick end of £5-6k as it's so rusty even if it is original.
£2.5k is very high considering it's condition. I'll watch it though.
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1977 Rickman Honda CR750
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Re: 3k Mile Restoration 400F2 at Next Mathewsons Auction
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2021, 01:22:43 PM »
Oh dear, I'm very tempted, another 400/4 for the garage!!!
Trouble is what would you do to it, wipe an oily rag over it or restore it? If restoring you'd be looking at the thick end of £5-6k as it's so rusty even if it is original.
£2.5k is very high considering it's condition. I'll watch it though.

It really depends if the chromed parts, particularly the exhaust, are solid and  can be rechromed IMHO. If it's OK then I reckon £1,500 worth of chroming would sort it out. I wouldn't want to pay the estimated £2,500 without viewing it though.

I only came across it as my mate from York took his deceased mate's Norton Commando there to sell, which is in the same auction.
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Re: 3k Mile Restoration 400F2 at Next Mathewsons Auction
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2021, 07:43:47 PM »
Sold £3,400 plus whatever buyer fees they charge.
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Re: 3k Mile Restoration 400F2 at Next Mathewsons Auction
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 10:29:03 PM »
I know it's original but that is an awful lot of money especially considering there are also the buying fees on top.
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Re: 3k Mile Restoration 400F2 at Next Mathewsons Auction
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2021, 10:39:53 PM »
I agree - if you want to mint it, it will cost the same in parts/refurb whatever the state of the bike (unless it is mint when you buy it)
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2021, 11:09:06 PM »
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Re: 3k Mile Restoration 400F2 at Next Mathewsons Auction
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2021, 11:24:56 PM »
Wondering what a guy I know very well from York's (sadly RIP a coupe of months back) Commando 850 makes.
The same guy (Bob) owned the 1st UK CB750, when it was a cheap ride-to-work & tatty hack in the 1980's .. he was a Brit bike man but bought the Honda while his Brit bike was being repaired.

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