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Tippetts 750/4
« on: November 28, 2023, 06:37:21 PM »
Just seen this lovely old photo on another site. If the chap moving the bike is the new owner, it's understandable why he has a big smile on his face. If the chap moving the bike was the salesman, he has a big smile due to his next pay packet (probably a little brown envelope with hand written name, deductions and Total written on the front 😂😂😂😂😂😂)

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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2023, 06:44:41 PM »
Fantastic photo. Compared with the other bikes in the background it must have seemed like a spaceship.
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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2023, 06:44:54 PM »
That looks like CGU 7H..?

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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2023, 06:47:33 PM »
That looks like CGU 7H..?
Yes, that's what I thought James.
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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2023, 06:48:28 PM »
Its Lord Denbigh ..'Rollo' Feilding  and it's the Brighton prototype bike. CGU 7H.  I posted that on FB yonks ago.
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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2023, 06:50:20 PM »
Its Lord Denbigh ..Rollo Fielding  and it's the Brighton prototype bike. CGU 7H.  I posted that on FB yonks ago.
The photo is doing the rounds again on FB Ash. I have never seen the photo before. I do think it's a great photo.
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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2023, 07:08:51 PM »
Here he is with stripey trousers on his Bomber ..his mate Lord Litchfield is on the left on his Bomber

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2023, 07:18:32 PM »
Here he is with stripey trousers on his Bomber ..his mate Lord Litchfield is on the left on his Bomber

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Thats another great photo Ash.
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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2023, 08:55:11 AM »
Tippett location just round the corner from me, with the original Honda importers location within about 2 miles from there. Often pass both historic sites travelling locally.

A couple of hundred metres from Tippetts is the John Cooper racing factory, in which the world of single seater racing was changed in direction to rear engined cars.

Jack Brabham also near there, but a couple of miles in opposite direction, the connection too with Colin Sealey managing Brabham F1 team for a while, and building a few Honda engined bikes  :)

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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2023, 09:10:08 AM »
Dick Emery bought his CB750K0 new from Tippets And other Hondas he owned. Cheeky bugger was in Panto in Cleethorpes so went into Freddie Friths in Grimsby to test ride the 750 and then bought one from Tippets.

In the photo the bike still has high bars and presumably the solid brake line/prototype Master cyl.  and original carbs. Chris Rushton will correct me if I am wrong but the bike went to Honda's Service Centre at Wollaton Rd Nottingham and had UK bars and production carbs and master cylinder fitted plus C50 style front indicator lenses/lighting  to bring the bike to UK  safety standards.

Years later Chris bought the original master Cyl. and solid brake line and a WEEK  before the bike was auctioned off and made £161k inc. fees I bought two of the original carbs off that very bike at Newark for £30 (modified CL77 carbs it transpired). Chris and myself offered the brake line parts and carbs to the new owner at the David Silver  CB750 50th Anniversary event at his museum but the new owner wasn't interested so I gave Chris the carbs and as far as I know he obtained another two CL carbs and made up the original carb setup.
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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2023, 09:12:52 AM »
Tippett location just round the corner from me, with the original Honda importers location within about 2 miles from there. Often pass both historic sites travelling locally.

A couple of hundred metres from Tippetts is the John Cooper racing factory, in which the world of single seater racing was changed in direction to rear engined cars.

Jack Brabham also near there, but a couple of miles in opposite direction, the connection too with Colin Sealey managing Brabham F1 team for a while, and building a few Honda engined bikes  :)

Tippetts was always worth a stop and look whenever I passed by. Nigel, Is the old Cooper factory now a Police Traffic Station?
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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2023, 09:22:02 AM »
Lord Litchfield together with his son both purchased new Triumph Daytona 900's in yellow from Daytona Motorcycles in Ruislip back in the late 90's. It was splashed all over the local paper at the time.

Has the CB750 ever surfaced since in was sold at auction Ash or is it locked away in a collection. That is an excessive price though, was it really worth that much or was it hyped up? Auction houses are guilty of hyping things up and inflating prices although obviously a bike is only worth what someone is willing to pay. There was a BSA Rocket Three listed in an auction recently that was owned by James Bond. It had sold previoulsy for big money but since then had been modified with an electric start, it didn't reach anywhere near the reserve this time around.
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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2023, 09:30:20 AM »
Is that 161k all in or do we still need to add 15% commission and then Vat on the whole lot. That would bring it to 222k.

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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2023, 10:55:19 AM »
Great photo and interesting snippets of bygone days.
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Re: Tippetts 750/4
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2023, 07:14:09 PM »
I was up and down to Tippetts regularly in the early 70s. Biggest stock of Honda spares around.
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