1974 Husqvarna CR400 Moto-Cross Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 2030 2084

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Lot 32
1974 Husqvarna CR400 Moto-Cross

Sold for £ 10,350 (US$ 14,152) inc. premium
1974 Husqvarna CR400 Moto-Cross
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. 2030 2084
Like BSA in Britain, Husqvarna started out manufacturing armaments before turning to bicycles and, in the Swedish company's case, the production of chainsaws, sewing machines and 'white goods'. Post-WW2, Husqvarna continued with an expanded range of two-stroke models, which were soon making their mark in off-road competitions, starting with the ISDT and then international moto-cross. Husqvarna secured its first European 250cc Moto-Cross Championship in 1959 courtesy of Rolf Tiblin, effectively establishing its reputation as a top-ranking manufacturer of dirt racers. By the end of the 1970s, the Swedish firm's strokers had secured nine World Moto-Cross Championships and won the Baja 1,000 enduro on nine occasions. It's easily understandable why Steve McQueen, supreme icon of coolness, chose to ride a Husky.

The Husqvarna CR400 offered here was purchased from an online auction site in 2012 (details on file). At that time described as a 'Mikkola Replica', the machine had taken two-and-a-half years to fully restore and received a 3rd prize concours award at the Telford show where the fuel tank was signed by none other than four-time World Champion Heikki Mikkola himself (see photographs on file). The Husky was said to have been started once but never ridden.

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1974 Husqvarna CR400 Moto-Cross Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 2030 2084
1974 Husqvarna CR400 Moto-Cross Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 2030 2084
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