The property of James May,1973 Honda CD175 Frame no. 3013175 Engine no. 3013475
Lot 330
The property of James May,1973 Honda CD175
Registration no. WEX 660M Frame no. 3013175 Engine no. 3013475
Sold for £1,725 (US$ 2,317) inc. premium

Lot Details
The property of James May,1973 Honda CD175 Frame no. 3013175 Engine no. 3013475 The property of James May,1973 Honda CD175 Frame no. 3013175 Engine no. 3013475
The property of James May
1973 Honda CD175
Registration no. WEX 660M
Frame no. 3013175
Engine no. 3013475
Introduced in 1966, the Honda CD175 was aimed squarely at the market sector that regarded motorcycles merely as cheap and convenient transport rather than thrilling lifestyle accessories. Not exactly an exciting performer, the CD175 would nevertheless cruise comfortably at 65mph while at the same time delivering around 70 miles to every gallon. A lengthy - by Japanese standards - production run of almost 12 years proved the soundness of the basic concept. This example was acquired in August 2012 by the current vendor, BBC Television's 'Top Gear' co-presenter, James May. Benefiting from a replacement cam chain and other works carried out in 2013 (bill on file), 'WEX 660M' is described as in generally good 'patinated' condition and a good runner. The machine needs a new clutch cable (supplied) and may need a new battery and further re-commissioning before use. Accompanying documentation consists of the purchase receipt, sundry invoices, two MoT certificates (most recent expired August 2014) and a V5C registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • The Frame Number is CD175-3013175. The Engine Number is CD175E-4007315.
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