1967 Bridgestone SR100

SOLD FOR: $4,071

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on June 10, 2022

Winner: LarryGouer

Winning Bid: $3,805
Buyer Fee: $266
Total: $4,071

Description

Additional photos of this Bridgestone are available here for your perusal.

The Bridgestone Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products such as industrial materials and sporting goods, but for a couple of decades they also made motorcycles. They started building bikes in 1958 and were highly successful on the race track thanks to several features that were ahead of their time. So why did they stop making bikes? Well, their Japanese motorcycle competitors were also their customers when it came to tires, and the dramatic (but unconfirmed) rumor is that companies like Honda and Yamaha made it clear that they wouldn’t supply their products with Bridgestone tires if they continued to build motorcycles.

In 1964, Bridgestone introduced a lineup of bikes ranging from 50cc to 350cc. A few years later, they introduced a bike specifically for the American market. It was called the SR100, and as they put it in marketing materials, it was “a limited production model designed and built for one purpose — to win.”

There was never any intent to make this street legal – it was just to compete in dirt track racing. It featured a “special modified and race-tuned 100cc engine, special carburetion, hand-polished ports, and racing ignition system.” There’s no generator or flywheel, and the engine modifications resulted in a claimed 14 horsepower (up from 10).

This example is VIN: KW006880, Engine #: 20N001587. The seller acquired it twenty years ago from a private seller.

There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown.

The seller notes that the bike ran when he purchased it, however it has been on display in his collection for two decades and does not currently start.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:


Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli tires that have aged out.

There is no key. Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Bridgestone is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any SR100 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1967

Make

Bridgestone

Model

100 Racer

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

KW006880

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 11

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: LarryGouer

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
LarryGouer June 10, 2022 10:01 am $3,805 Auto
Green Streak Enterprises June 10, 2022 10:01 am $3,705
LarryGouer June 10, 2022 9:59 am $3,605 Auto
Green Streak Enterprises June 10, 2022 9:59 am $3,505
LarryGouer June 10, 2022 9:03 am $3,400 Auto
Timestenson June 10, 2022 9:03 am $3,300
LarryGouer June 7, 2022 12:32 pm $3,200
TOIGTFIW June 7, 2022 12:32 pm $3,100 Auto
TOIGTFIW June 6, 2022 6:59 am $3,000 Reserve
TOIGTFIW June 6, 2022 6:59 am $2,800 Auto
TOIGTFIW June 6, 2022 6:41 am $1,000
Auction started May 26, 2022 12:00 pm
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