Saturday, November 21st at 11:00 AM
Preview: 8:00 – 11:00 AM, Morning of Sale
The Bettencourt Collection
106 Hale Street, Bridgewater, MA
CLICK HERE for
Bettencourt Catalog of Lots
CLICK HERE to see the list
of SOLD Items.
finished lotting The Bettencourt Collection, we wound up with
220 classic motorcycles as they dig more bikes out of
storage.Remember this collection was started over 50 years ago
and this will be a rare opportunity to buy these classic bikes
at a no reserve auction. We will have food available and parking
nearby. This will be over in the afternoon and you can take your
new bikes home with you that day. We will have storage if you
need it.Help Dave Bettencourt beat Leukemia and have a good time
doing it. No internet bidding, you gotta be there.
Important notice: We have added
auction registration and inspection for the Bettencourt auction on
Friday, November 20 from 2PM to 5PM for your convenience. We will
continue registration and inspection at 8AM on the day of the sale.
parking while attending :
Follow 28 into Bridgewater center, take left
onto Route 18, take third right onto Spring Street and parking lot is on
the the right. Park at the far end of the lot, and the auction is a
short walk from the lot exit. Right onto Plymouth Street. and then a
quick right onto Hale Street. We will have signs up that day.
CLICK HERE for a listing of bikes and condition ratings.
If you need a
place to stay while attending we have arranged a special
rate here for you:
Hampton Inn Raynham-Taunton
Group Code - "J.Wood Company Auction"
Over 180 Classic Motorcycles from the Bettencourt collection, which
started in the 1950’s. This collection is being sold at NO RESERVE to
help Dave Bettencourt fight Leukemia. Large Honda Collection from 1959
to 1984, Norton, BSA, Bultaco, CZ (including Dick’s “Red Tank” CZ),
Triumph, Harley-Davidson, Indian, Suzuki, Ossa, Yamaha, Jawa, Francis
Barnett, Rickman, Vespa, Laverda, Yankee, NSU, MZ, Bridgestone, Montessa
and Bicycles. Conditions include: Low Mileage Originals, Restored Bikes,
Average Bikes and Project Bikes.
Terms: Cash, Pre-approved or Guaranteed Check, Visa, Master Card,
Discover and American Express. There will be a 13% Buyer’s Premium with
a 3% Discount for Cash, Pre-approved Check or Guaranteed Check. Payment
on the day of sale.
I have known this collection for over thirty years. Dick
helped me start our vintage auction business by selling me
some machines over 20 years ago. When David became the
curator for the collection, he added many of the bikes he
enjoyed while growing up in the motorcycle business.
There are some of the very old machines from the forty’s
that Dick put away a long time ago. There is an extensive
Honda collection that starts with one of the first Honda 300
Dreams brought into the US in 1959. We have a bunch of the
early 50cc’s including step-thrus, QA50s, Z50s, MR50s, 70’s,
Trail 90s, and an early 125 SS. There is a good selection of
the 250 and 305 Dreams, CB’s and Scramblers. There are 400
and 750 single cam Super Sports, a perfect ’71 CB 750, some
Goldwings and CBX’s, right up to Dick’s personal VF 1000R.
Bettencourt’s sold BSA’s, and there is a good selection of
those, as well as a few Triumph’s and Norton’s.
The shop has always been heavily involved in racing and we
have both “red tank” and “coffin tank” CZ’s, Bultacos
Elsinors and others. Dave has a nice Harley-Davidson CR Café
and a perfect Laverda SFS, as well as some of the small
Harleys. The collection is diverse and there will be
something for everyone from perfect bikes to projects. We
will have a complete list and photos on our website.
David has helped countless racers and motorcycle events over
the years. To pay him back we need you folks to come out and
buy these bikes to help raise money to help Dave beat
Leukemia. Most of the folks working the auction will be
volunteers. Thank you and we hope to see you there!