J. Wood & Company
Auctioneers ~ Liquidators

  Call 352-795-8895, FAX 352-795-9328 October - April
  Call 978-939- 2309, FAX 978-939-5164 May - September

         Email jwoodandco@comcast.net


J Wood Auction
October - April
8735 West Riverwood Dr
Crystal River, Fl 34428

Phone: 352-795-8895
or  352-586-0440
Fax:  352-795-9328
May - September
482 Hubbardston Rd.
Templeton MA 01468


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Public Auction Sale


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.

When we 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.

For 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.

For pictures  CLICK HERE
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

600 New State Highway

Raynham, MA  02767



$89.00/night  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.

AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: 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!
Jerry Wood