1972 Honda CL450 Unregistered US Import Barn Find Classic Restoration Project Manufacturer: Honda
Engine No: CL450E-5003793
Frame No: CL450-5003749
Starting at: £1499.99
Stock No: 90238
This clean looking 1972 Honda CL450 has recently been imported from North America where it has spent all its life – the air is thin and the climate is far kinder to motorcycles than ours.
We have been unable to confirm this mileage reading. Please disregard it.
The single most important purchase for a classic restoration project is the bike to restore, whether it’s going to be a commercial venture or just a hobby interest it all starts here!.
PLEASE CHECKOUT THE PICTURES…….. As you can see this bike has few parts missing, the absence of the right hand irbox is hard to see, there’s no key, and the rather tidy rear mud guard is off a CB750A.
BUT NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS……… The wheels look straight, but there is pitting on the rims and the front brake doesn’t work. The forks and yokes look straight. The headlight and bowl look okay. The clocks look fundementally okay, but the tacho is dented. The switches look and feel okay. The paintwork is faded, fuel tank is grotty inside. The seat base feels to be in good condition. The indicators are tidy. The chain guard is tidy. Both mud guards are solid. The standard exhaust is solid. The engine is cosmetically clean, but it doesn’t turn over. The crank does mover but doesn’t go over top dead centre.
If you are ready for a new project and have been looking for a CL450 to restore then look no further – THIS ONE COULD BE YOURS!!!
We are listing this bike as a trade clearance item with a super low LOCKDOWN MADNESS SALE starting price and NO RESERVE so get bidding and get this project started…….Ask yourself the question “CAN I AFFORD NOT TO BID?” Our showroom is now closed. We are happy to provide additional pictures on request through the ebay messaging service. Collection is permitted, and is welcome, pre-payment is preferred, and may save time, but not essential. We can also arrange delivery to most UK destinations. Please call for details.
This is only a very brief description…. If you are placing a bid assuming parts that can’t be seen in the pictures are present, and/or in serviceable condition, or if you require any further information please give us a call on 01782 338737 asking for Neil, Harry, or Allie.
We are happy to answer specific questions about anything you can’t quite see.
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The bike is currently unregistered. The registration process is reasonably uncomplicated.
We HAVE NOT got the Certificate of Title but we will provide proof that VAT & Duty is paid on the NOVA system.(This can take upto 4 weeks)
You need to get the bike MOTed. (Vehicles over 40 years old are MOT exempt) You need proof of year of manufacture in writing. To get a recognised dating letter apply in writing to Honda Motorcycle Operations at the following address.
Year of Manufacture, Honda (UK),Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1HL
The following information for the bike should quoted, Model, VIN, Engine number. Additionally you should include your contact details (telephone number and email).
There is administration fee of £30 (25 + VAT) which can be paid by cheque or postal order payable to Honda (UK).
If information needs to be acquired from Japan the the “Proof of year of manufacture” letter can take upto 6 weeks to arrive. You need to have valid insurance on the bike. You can insure it on the chassis number. Send all this paper work to the DVLA, who will charge you £55 for the 1st registration plus the current amount for the road tax. The DVLA will send you your age related registration number.
Spares you may need
Our used spares dept may carry items you need for this project. Any parts available will be offered for sale on eBay.
Please be aware that this bike is also offered for sale in our showroom on our premises.
We reserve the right to withdraw the bike from sale at any time.