1979 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing,
Lot 38
1979 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1 3026101 Engine no. GL1E 3026180
Sold for £287 (US$ 446) inc. premium

Lot Details
1979 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing, 1979 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing, 1979 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing,
1979 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing
Registration no. GUG 311T
Frame no. GL1 3026101
Engine no. GL1E 3026180
In a world grown accustomed to the excesses of decadence on all fronts, it is hard to imagine the mixture of awe and disbelief that greeted the Honda Gold Wing on its arrival in 1974. Given the mind-boggling specification: 1,000cc flat-four engine, water cooling, belt-driven overhead camshafts, shaft drive, triple disc brakes, etc, it was certainly complex if not, strictly speaking, that advanced. Over the years the 'Wing has grown in engine capacity, overall size and complexity, which only serves to underline the increasingly collectible original GL1000's purity of form.
This GL1000 was purchased by the current owner at Bonhams' Stafford sale in October 2009 (Lot 346) and has covered only some 450 miles since then. Repainted in non-standard gloss black livery and fitted with a non-stock Jama 4-into-2 exhaust system, 'GUG 311T' currently displays a total of 44,551 miles on the odometer and is described as in generally good condition. The machine is offered with old-style logbook, Haynes manual, a quantity of expired MoTs and tax discs, Swansea V5 document and MoT to April 2014.

Saleroom notices

  • There is no old style logbook to be offered with this lot.
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