This is how much this rare motorbike has been sold for at auction

A rare motorbike which was found buried under the wreckage of a collapsed Scarborough garage has been sold at auction for thousands of pounds.

Friday, 12th July 2019, 12:23 pm
The pre-war 990cc v-twin machine after it was restored.

The bike, a top of the range pre-war 990cc v-twin AJS, was recovered by workmen who had come to clear the site and take everything to the tip.

However, after realising the value of the vehicle (between £20,000 to £25,000) the good decision was made not to dump it.

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After being restored the bike featured alongside classic cars, motorcycles, parts and automobilia in an auction at Sledmere House near Driffield.

Andy Spicer of Driffield-based Spicers Auctioneers, said: "The AJS was contested by bidders in the saleroom and on the internet before selling to a collector from the Midlands on the telephone for £28,750."