20th July 2020

Joey Dunlop replica Honda SP-1 set to go under the hammer.

MUA Secures contract to manage top Miller Motorcyle Collection

An exciting motorcycle collection owned by the late George Miller is set to go under the hammer.

The haul of classic and modern motorcycles includes a rare official Joey Dunlop replica SP1 that is set to be the star of the sale.

The collection covers everything, from classic oddities to modern sports bikes and everything in between. There is even a large collection of motorcycle clothing, kit, and spare parts, all carried over from Miller’s business, George Miller Motorcycles.

The star of the auction though is sure to be a rare and almost unused Honda SP1 in commemorative Joey Dunlop, Vimto colours. The bike is number 9 of 26 produced and was commissioned by Tippetts Motors of Surbiton in Surrey. The bike has recorded just three miles on its odometer, most of which will probably be ‘push’ miles, and as you’d expect is in as new condition.

Another interesting and rare machine going under the hammer is a 1981 Triumph Bonneville T140 ‘Royal Wedding Edition’, launched to commemorate the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. That machine has seen slightly more use, showing a recorded 2,817 miles on the clock, although for a bike that is nearly 40 years old it is still in surprisingly good condition!

MUA Director Noel Lennon said: “We’re delighted to be working on behalf of the Miller family to manage the sale of this outstanding collection. George’s passion for all things motorcycles is renowned and that shows in the variety of bikes he acquired that carry with them important historical links, from the origins of the ‘superbike’ to rare and limited edition models.”

The catalogue will go under the hammer in a timed online auction taking place from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July,  bidding is open 24/7 during this time.

For more information and to view the sale catalogue, check out ‘Auctions’.