Harleys go under the hammer

Harley-Davidson chromed engine
Harley-Davidson chromed engine
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HOG lovers from across Europe as well as the UK are expected to converge on Doncaster this weekend when the town hosts what is being billed as the biggest of its kind bike sale involving Harley-Davidsons ever.

Forty second-hand bikes – including some Japanese and English machines as well as 23 Harleys – will go under the hammer along with workshop tools and equipment, clothing, spares, accessories, memorabilia and even items from film.

The sale is being organised by Sheffield-based international asset consultant Charterfields on behalf of insolvency specialist the P&A Partnership.

Robert Edwards, associate director of Charterfields, said: “We believe this to be the biggest ever distressed sale of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and accessories. It’s a unique opportunity to acquire products from this iconic brand and items of memorabilia that would not normally come up for sale by public auction.

“We expect it will attract interest from Harley-Davidson enthusiasts in Europe and beyond.”

The sell off follows the appointment of Queen Street-based P&A as administrator of Summer Retail – owners of Harley-Davidson dealers in Leeds and Stockport and the St Leger Harley, Isuzu and Subaru dealership in Doncaster, where the sale is being held.

Goods worth more than half a million pounds will be auctioned off. In a separate retail sale, new clothing, helmets, accessories, parts and consumables will be sold at half price.

For further details see www.charterfields.co.uk.