This restored K model Henderson Deluxe is currently being sold via blind auction. The deadline for bidding is AEST 18:00pm on Wednesday 30th August 2017. All bids must be submitted in writing and emailed to [email protected] by this deadline. For additional information about this sale process, please see our how to purchase link above. The bike can be viewed during museum opening hours at the National Motor racing Museum in Bathurst, NSW or via this recent video.
The motorcycle with sidecar outfit was restored back in the 1980s and was fully operational. It was taken on a number of rallies with the family on board. In between rallies, it was housed in Kevin’s garage until 2011 when it was moved to its current display stand at the National Motor Racing Museum in Bathurst.
The motorcycle has sustained minor damage from a leaking battery (which has since been removed from the battery case) and from an article recently falling onto the paintwork on the front mudguard.
This very early 1914-15 detroit model Henderson ‘long-tank’ project is an extremely rare and desirable collection that Kevin had been building on for many years. It includes an original hub in near perfect conditon, a complete original engine with carburetor attached and the parts for a second engine including manifolds. The fenders/mudguards are original along with the handlebars and various other parts. We are including a magneto, headlight, seat and early Corbin speedo with long cable. Once restored, this will be one of the world’s rare and desirable motorcycles.
Note that the front forks were made approximately 15 years ago and it is likely that Kevin built the tank. It is possible that the frame is one that Kevin modified from a slightly later model (extended to make it longer, see photo). The footboard has been recently cast.
This collection is being sold as seen in the photographs. There will be no viewing as the parts are now in storage.
This is being sold under blind auction. There has already been interest in this collection so we expect serious offers only. Please email us your offer in $AU by the 17:00 (AEST) deadline of September 30th, 2016 to [email protected]
More information about this process can be found on the How to Purchase page. As usual, this is a ‘blind’ auction so we do not publicize the offers we receive or the sold price so please do not ask us for this.
A mostly complete and extremely rare and desirable in-line four cylinder Ace motorcycle circa 1925. Said by some to be the pinnacle of Bill Henderson’s achievements.
The engine was restored by Kevin and appears to turn. The parts were collected by him but it was never completed. We have since assembled much of it with the help of another Ace owner to give an indication of how spectacular the bike will be when it is fully restored and to check for completeness. The frame has been undercoated and the wheels and tank painted. It comes with a box of spares and additional parts that were not put into the bike as yet such as the front fork spring.
This is available for sale through our blind auction process.
Please email your private bids to [email protected] by the deadline of 12:00 midday AEDT Monday December 14th, 2015.
Viewings of the bike can be arranged by prior appointment. Note there will be no viewings available after November 26th, 2015. Please contact us about a viewing by emailing [email protected]