c.1979 Honda CB750 Phil Read Replica
Lot 476
c.1979 Honda CB750 Phil Read Replica
£3,200 - 3,600
US$ 5,200 - 5,800

Lot Details
c.1979 Honda CB750 Phil Read Replica
Registration no. SVH 236T
Frame no. CB750G-1010819
Engine no. 8 750GE-1009091
‘Limited edition’ or ‘celebration’ models have long been established as a sound marketing technique for both cars and motorcycles, so when Phil Read won the Isle of Man’s inaugural Formula 1 TT on a works Honda in 1977 the stage was set for a special version of the Japanese manufacturer’s trend-setting superbike. As a result, Honda commissioned Colin Seeley to build a batch of 150 replicas of Read’s winning machine. Not to be confused with the Seeley-Honda, which used a Seeley frame, the Phil Read Replica relied on special bodywork finished in ‘Honda Britain’ livery to set it apart from the standard production model. This example is offered with Swansea V5.
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