Bonhams : 1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820

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Lot 593
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing
Registration no. SWX 50R Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820

Sold for £ 6,325 (US$ 8,154) inc. premium
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing
Registration no. SWX 50R
Frame no. GL1-2025628
Engine no. GL1E-2024820
In a world grown accustomed to an excess 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. 'Motorcycle or sci-fi fantasy?' was Bike magazine's reaction. 'Quite simply the most advanced motorcycle ever made,' was Honda's preferred description, and 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.

Purchased two years ago, this GL1000 displays a believed genuine total of 2,715 miles on the odometer and is presented in un-restored age-related condition, the paintwork apparently original. Noteworthy features include a Bill Rae Motorcycles (Wakefield) supplying-dealer sticker to the tank, and a US-type rear light (the original was damaged in transit and the vendor has been unable to source the correct type). The machine will require re-commissioning to a greater or lesser extent before returning to the road and thus is sold strictly as viewed. Accompanying documentation consists of some expired MoTs (most recent expired 2015), part old V5, a V5C, photographs of the machine on display, and a Motorcycle Mechanics Honda Supplement.

Footnotes

  • 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.

Saleroom notices

  • The machine is offered with old V5 only and not a modern V5C.
Contacts
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Frame no. GL1-2025628 Engine no. GL1E-2024820
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