Incorporating the 1969 Speedway World Championship Final-winning engine, 1969 Jawa Model 890 Speedway Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 4414 69 IM 05

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Lot 140* N
Incorporating the 1969 Speedway World Championship Final-winning engine, 1969 Jawa Model 890 Speedway Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 4414 69 IM 05

Sold for £ 18,400 (US$ 22,842) inc. premium
Incorporating the 1969 Speedway World Championship Final-winning engine
1969 Jawa Model 890 Speedway Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 3611
Engine no. 4414 69 IM 05
After the 1969 Speedway World Championship Final, Ivan's second World Championship in a row, Californian speedway enthusiast Ray Bokelmen offered to gold-plate his bike if he then won the title a third consecutive time...

Having enjoyed considerable success at Newcastle, a club he had helped win the Provincial League Championship in 1964, Ivan switched his allegance to Manchester's Belle Vue at the end of the 1968 season having won that year's Speedway World Championship Final at Götebrog in Sweden to become World Champion for the first time. Belle Vue needed a top rider, and as the reigning World Champion Ivan certainly fitted the bill. By the time he left the Manchester club at the end of 1972, they had won the British League title three times (1970, 1971, and 1972).

The 1969 World Final was held at London's Wembley Stadium. In his autobiography, 'The Will to Win', Ivan recalled: 'My first four rides all went like clockwork. By the interval it was all looking good, and after four races I was still unbeaten on 12 with daylight between myself, Nigel Boocock on nine, Briggo (Barry Briggs) and Sören Sjosten with eight'. In the last race, Ivan played it safe, coming home in second place behind Sjosten to clinch his second consecutive World Championship. To put this achievement into perspective: at that time only three riders in the sport's history had ever managed to win back-to-back world finals: Jack Young (1951-52), Barry Briggs (1957-58) and Ove Fundin (1960-61).

Provided by the factory, engine number '4414' was used throughout the 1969 season, and the rolling chassis from the 1969 World Final machine was then used in the 1970 World Speedway Final. That frame and the 1970 engine went on to be gold-plated and are now in the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand as a permanent exhibit.

Ivan restored this machine around 2004 and was still working on it up to around 2010-2011 in his workshop on Australia's Gold Coast. The engine's original tuner was Ivan's long-time associate, Guy Allott, and it is believed that the motor was rebuilt by Mike Farrell in the early 2000s. Owned continuously by Ivan Mauger, this historic speedway motorcycle will require re-commissioning should the fortunate next owner decide to use it.

Footnotes

  • The machine is offered with a selection of trophies from Ivan's 1969 Championship winning year including, World Speedway Championship semi-final, Sheffield, winner; World Championship Final, Wembley, winner (presented by the Sunday Mirror); a 'BRISA International Trophy', Coventry speedway; A British League Riders Championship award, 2nd; and one other unidentified; together with a Saturday 20th September Sunday Pictorial Speedway Championship of the World Final poster with folds and foxing; and a 1969 World Speedway Championship photographic print depicting riders 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

    As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.
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Incorporating the 1969 Speedway World Championship Final-winning engine, 1969 Jawa Model 890 Speedway Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 4414 69 IM 05
Incorporating the 1969 Speedway World Championship Final-winning engine, 1969 Jawa Model 890 Speedway Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 4414 69 IM 05
Incorporating the 1969 Speedway World Championship Final-winning engine, 1969 Jawa Model 890 Speedway Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 4414 69 IM 05
Incorporating the 1969 Speedway World Championship Final-winning engine, 1969 Jawa Model 890 Speedway Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 4414 69 IM 05
Incorporating the 1969 Speedway World Championship Final-winning engine, 1969 Jawa Model 890 Speedway Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 3611 Engine no. 4414 69 IM 05
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