1-3-18 Update: Nearly a year later, Tim Huber has found that this collection is still for sale (but now the asking price has been reduced by over $200k). It’s now available on Hemmings for $530,000 or best offer.
At this year’s Retromobile show in Paris, an incredible collection of 10 AJS 7R race bikes stood out among a sea of beautiful automobiles. Said collection spanned from 1949 to 1962, and it was part of the collection of Bernard Guérin, a post-WWII racer who somehow kept his old race bikes as he acquired new ones.
Also known as the “Boy Racer” due to its 350cc of displacement, the AJS 7R was a production racer designed by Phil Walker. Introduced in 1948, the bike went through a graduation evolution – by ’54 the engine was putting out 40 horsepower at 7,800 rpm and won the Isle of Man TT. It weighed 285 pounds and was capable of hitting nearly 120 miles per hour.
If this isn’t drool worthy enough, apparently Guérin applied this same style of “keep my old racers while I buy new ones” with some Velocettes and Nortons as well. Find this insane collection for sale in Dusseldorf, Germany here on Movendi. The price is not officially listed on the site but at the Retromobile show, a price tag of €750,000 ($795,937) was on display.
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