Not content with disbanding the famous and entertaining White Helmets display team, the British Army are now intent on getting as much money out of them as they can. 6 of the Triumph T140 machines ridden by the group are to be sold at auction at Sherbourne on the 16th November 2017!
The motorcycles are modified and have no rear suspension, but when they are auctioned they will each come with a presentation file that charts some of the machine's history. The rest of the 20 machines have been given to museums, sponsors, or given back to L.F. Harris who made them.
It is estimated that the machines will each fetch between £5,000 and £8,000... however you could expect prices to go higher. The auction is being held by Charterhouse. "We are delighted to receive instructions to auction these Triumph motorcycles from the dare-devil White Helmets," commented Matthew Whitney, who heads up the auctioneer’s classic car department. "I first saw them in action over forty years ago when I was a young lad and they certainly made an impression on me then."
Viewing for the Charterhouse auction is on Wednesday 15th November 10-6 and on the auction day (Thursday 16th) from 9am with the sale starting at 11am with live internet along with telephone bidding will be available for those unable to attend the auction.