Bonhams : Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised

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Lot 655
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised

Sold for £ 3,910 (US$ 5,041) inc. premium
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant
1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 24RES 121
Engine no. to be advised
One of an estimated 16 survivors of the 58 RES Silverstones made, this example was left to former racing star and seven-times TT winner Mick Grant in the will of its deceased owner. Apparently, Mick had admired the Greeves at a Cadwell Park race meeting in the late 1960s and asked for first refusal should the owner wish to sell. It seems the latter never forgot that encounter and some 40 years later, following his death, the Silverstone passed into Mick's hands. Mick proceeded to restore the machine, including rebuilding the engine around a new Alpha crankshaft, although it is not to fully race-ready specification. As he told Old Bike Mart: 'I suppose it's at that starting point for someone who would fancy racing a Greeves, it's together, works and has all the right bits there. But, the tyres are just basic ones and certainly not the racing type'. Nevertheless, Mick did return the Greeves as close as possible to original factory specification; having a replica exhaust specially made and retaining the standard clutch and points ignition. Even the piston is to the standard bore size. The machine has belonged to the current owner for around five years and is presented in the same condition as when restored by Mick Grant. GRA records show that '121' was delivered new to Greeves dealer Don Smith fitted with engine number 'GPA2 146'.

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

  • Contrary to what is stated in the catalogue, it is not known what engine number this motorcycle left the factory fitted with. The information was incorrectly taken from another machine's GRA Record. This lot is offered with a history file. The engine number is GPA7167.
Contacts
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
Formerly owned and restored by Mick Grant, 1967 Greeves 246cc RES Silverstone Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 24RES 121 Engine no. to be advised
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