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Shed find: 1981 Honda with ZERO miles going up for auction

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UK (BIKER DAD) — A 1981 Honda with zero miles going up for auction in the UK is causing a stir. It’ almost a shame the little CB110 N has never been ridden. But, the shed find has led to probably the cleanest surviving example of the motorcycle. These were made for scooting around the city, commuter bikes. So most have tons of miles and aren’t in very good shape. This one has some pitting on the chrome from sitting around in a garden shed in the UK for 40 years. Otherwise it’s pristine.

Why does it have zero miles? A young man bought the bike while still living with his parents. His father said “no” and locked the bike up in the shed. There’s where the brand new motorcycle sat for 40 years, with less than a half-mile on the clock.

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The listing: 1981 Honda with ZERO miles going up for auction

The listing from Charterhouse reads:

Purchased new by a young man whose father never allowed him to use it

The bike has been stored in the garden shed since 1981 until recently acquired by the present owner

The engine turns over freely

The chrome is a little pitted

Light re-commissioning will be required before use

The registration document has been mislaid

1981 Honda with ZERO miles going up for auction: the discovery

According to the Daily Mail the young man who bought the bike is now in his 50s. When his father died, he was cleaning out the shed and found the bike in near-new condition. That’s when he decided to sell the little Honda to a man called Graham Tozer, a neighbor. Tozer is putting it up for sale. Tozer told the Mail, “I’m a collector of classic bikes and cars, so six months ago my neighbour called me up and said they needed rid of it.He was born in the house and spent all of his life there. When he was a youngster he really wanted his own bike but when he brought it home his dad wouldn’t let him ride it. He’d saved up for such a long time to buy it but his father just said, ‘you’re not going on that. You can stick it in the shed. Apparently his dad was really strict. He was ex-military and he was the boss of the house.”

The bike is being sold without reserve, but it’s only estimated to fetch about $2,700. That’s a steal. But I’m guessing with the buzz it’s causing, it will go much higher.

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