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.
This stunning bike was lovingly prepared by Kevin.
It is fully repainted (aside from the front forks), chromed and ready to be assembled.
It includes Smiths speedo, seat, headlight, tail light, multiple pistons, stands, levers, switches and instruments, badges, genuine rubber grips, foot rests, and various manuals and books.
This is a highly desirable year and model.
Being so complete this will make a great project bike.
We are currently taking offers over AU$20,000.
If you are interested please contact us via: [email protected]
If you have any other questions email
Karen at [email protected] or
John at [email protected]
This is a veteran Douglas motorcycle that had been bought by Kevin as a complete bike. It was subsequently partly disassembled as he commenced work on it. He had worked on the engine and tank and these have now been put back into the frame for these photos. Other parts and spares are in the accompanying crates and incudes additional cylinder barrels, unused tyres (for display), a second veteran magneto, 1914 gearbox case, Douglas nuts and bolts, mudguard stays, reproduction pannier cases, headlight stay clamps, newly nickeled levers etc.
The frame on this bike is dated as 1915 and the engine number is consistent with 1914. It will require some work to get it on the road including a fix on the central shaft of the handlebars, attachment of the front brake, sourcing of footboard holders, restoration of the headlight stays etc. However, most of the major parts are present and in good condition.
This is a lovely little veteran project and will be a great bike for rallies when it is completed.
Please note that there is only one carburettor- the one shown attached to the engine is the same one in the parts display photo.
This bike is currently for sale on ebay. A second 1914 engine is also for sale on ebay.
For collectors, the Henderson KJ Streamline really needs no introduction. Even without its blue paint, this is already a beautiful looking Henderson KJ project and it is now up for offers.
The bike was never completed by Kevin but those who knew his love of this model, knew that he had collected parts for it since the 1970s – even digging them out of people’s gardens. His focus on collecting period correct pieces and his mechanical knowledge shows here in the quality of the parts and the restorations already undertaken. Kevin’s intention was to ride this bike when it was completed and this is relected in the calibre of what is on offer.
We have pulled the KJ parts together for display and viewing purposes and the engine has been loosly built up but the purchaser will need to undertake a rebuild.
However, Kevin’s massive long-term collecting for this project has resulted in a remarkably complete KJ project which includes:
- a rare original aluminium tank,
- a sand-blasted crank case with no cracks or welds
- dashboard with full collection of meters including a Corbin speedo, cable, drive and ring gear,
- a full set of the streamline cylinder barrels in near mint condition
- Bullet style headlight
- Timing gears and cogs that are in fantastic sharp condition
- Correct and near perfect manifolds
- Flywheel assembly
- Bosch FF4 magnento
- Front and rear mudguards/fenders (one stay is missing)
- Henderson nuts and bolts
- New JP pistons
- Rebuilt battery box
- Bearings and fork springs
- Correct Handlebar internals
- Correct footboards and connections (though found shortened and will need extending)
- New (unfinished) exhaust
The project is not 100% complete and various smaller items will still need to be located by the buyer.
We have tried to photograph the parts fully here but as we are offering a single viewing day on Sunday November 23rd 2014, we highly recommend that serious purchasers or their agent, come to look this over.
Viewing – please contact [email protected] to make an appointment
Date: Sunday 23rd November, 2014
Times: between 09:30am and 16:00pm
Location: The Australian Motorlife Museum, Integral Energy Recreation Park, Darkes Rd., Kembla Grange. 2035.
If you are interested in buying this, you will need to make us an offer in writing prior to the deadline of 17:00pm on Sunday 23rd November, 2014. Click here for full details on the blind auction process we are using.
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].
engine no: U294
Manufactured by Rudge-Whitworth, the ‘Ulster’ was essentially a racing motorcycle turned out as a production bike. It is a 500cc, single OHV. This one was produced in the last year of the model’s production.
This motorcycle still rides well.
Engine and frame no: 500639
The Adler is a relatively rare German motorcycle which has been increasing in popularity amongst collectors quite recently. The ‘Favorit’ model is rarer still. Most Adlers in Australia are MB250 models and there are estimated to be only about 30 of them in the country.
Kevin was a fan of this 2 stroke manufacturer, no doubt due to the role they had inspiring the development of the Yamaha YD-1s in the 60s and because the bikes were fitted with unique ‘Eberspaecher’ exhaust pipes to enhance the power through ‘back pressure’. He was also known to race on an Adler.
This particular bike was manufactured in the very last year of Adler production and was fitted at the factory with 18″ Sprinter forks rather than the regular 16″ of the Favorit – a rare but not unknown occurrence.
The bike was never restored and is in its original condition and even has its original ignition key, speedo, Bosch horn and Denfeld seat. It is not currently running, the chain is broken, the exhaust needs fitting and new tyres need sorting out. The clutch has also not been fitted properly. It will need a bit of work to get it back on the road.
It comes with a complete new exhaust system which Kevin had acquired for the bike as well as an original pipe and baffle, original exhaust clamps, a complete (and very rare) spare chain guard (black) as well as half of its original blue one, a carburetor cover and side horn box cover (black). It is missing tank rubbers but is otherwise remarkably complete.
This bike will be sold through Shannons auctions.
Many thanks to Michael Liebig for his help with our understanding this bike as well as to various members of Adlers Oz who have provided incredible assistance. We have donated an Adler toolkit to this group in gratitude.