1973 Seeley-Kawasaki 750cc H2A Frame no. SWK 472 (see text) Engine no. H2E 29641

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Lot 326
1973 Seeley-Kawasaki 750cc H2A
Registration no. RPE 82l Frame no. SWK 472 (see text) Engine no. H2E 29641

£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 8,000 - 11,000
Amended
1973 Seeley-Kawasaki 750cc H2A
Registration no. RPE 82l
Frame no. SWK 472 (see text)
Engine no. H2E 29641
Originally developed to prolong the competitiveness of AMC's racing singles, Colin Seeley's frame designs clearly had the potential to accommodate other, more-powerful types of engine, and commissions for frames to accommodate multi-cylinder power units soon followed, one of the first being for the Kawasaki triple. Colin Seeley has confirmed that frame 'SWK 472' was manufactured in 1976 for stock and is one of the last of its kind made. The prefix stands for 'Seeley Wren Kawasaki', the 'Wren' being Seeley's ace welder and fabricator, Jack Wren. The registration documents record the frame number as '29457' (presumed to be that of the donor machine).

The current vendor acquired the Seeley-Kawasaki in 1980 from previous owner Ron Joyce of Tolworth, Surrey, who probably was responsible for its construction. Since circa 1988 the machine has spent most of the time off the road in the owner's house, only emerging to do a season of drag racing in 1995, undergoing considerable modification in the process. It has only recently been re-commissioned for road use. The vendor, who has owned this unique Seeley-Kawasaki for over 36 years, has supplied a detailed account of his ownership and the various modifications made to the machine, which runs to around 2,500 words (perusal recommended). Accompanying documentation consists of old/current V5/V5C documents and MoT to July 2017.

Saleroom notices

  • The Frame Number is 29457. We are advised by the vendor that Frame Number SWK472 is located to the headstock area beneath heavy paint.
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1973 Seeley-Kawasaki 750cc H2A Frame no. SWK 472 (see text) Engine no. H2E 29641
1973 Seeley-Kawasaki 750cc H2A Frame no. SWK 472 (see text) Engine no. H2E 29641
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