1990 Honda GB500 In Crate and Wooden Display Box

SOLD FOR: $14,000

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on May 28, 2021

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Description

Additional photos of this 1990 Honda GB500 are available here for your perusal.

Honda’s GB500 was an homage to classic British singles but there was a twist – it was reliable! The average American rider shopping for a Japanese bike at the time was more interested in the bigger supersport replicas, but the Tourist Trophy has become a cult classic.

For more on what it’s like to ride the GB500, check out this fantastic 1989 Cycle World review from Peter Egan. He concludes it by saying “Simplicity and grace are never out of style, and the GB is a simple, handsome bike. It’s not a Velocette Venom Clubman, but I don’t care. We already have Venom Clubmen if we want them. This is a new motorcycle that looks good and is fun to ride, and there are never enough of those.”

The GB (Great British) was offered with a 400cc engine in Japan and a 500cc motor in the US. The 498cc air-cooled single produced 33 horsepower at the rear wheel through a five-speed transmission and a wet clutch. A stellar example of “more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow”, the GB was easy to ride and one of the most stylish machines that Honda has ever built.

This example is VIN: JH2PC1605LK100405.

The odometer shows 0.3 miles.

It is still in the original shipping crate, which shows extensive oxidation.

The seller acquired it from the estate auction of Skip’s Honda, a dealership in Keyser, West Virginia in 2012. “They found it in the back corner of a storage area. It has never been put together and the battery was never hooked up.”

“I had the glass case made so I had an interesting bar top in the shop. It also kept the bike more dust free.”

The wooden display box has a LED light that can be adjusted for color via an included remote.

The sale includes two keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes:



Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a MSO. Have any GB500 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1990

Make

Honda

Model

GB500

Mileage

Zero

VIN

JH2PC1605LK100405

Title

MSO

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 43

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: m*******i

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $14,000 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
m*******i June 3, 2021 8:36 am PDT $11,200
s**********a June 3, 2021 8:36 am PDT $11,100 Auto
s**********a June 3, 2021 8:35 am PDT $10,900 Auto
m*******i June 3, 2021 8:35 am PDT $10,800
s**********a June 3, 2021 8:33 am PDT $10,600
m*******i June 3, 2021 8:33 am PDT $10,500 Auto
m*******i June 3, 2021 8:28 am PDT $10,200
s**********a June 3, 2021 8:16 am PDT $10,100
n*****8 June 3, 2021 8:16 am PDT $10,000 Auto
n*****8 June 3, 2021 8:14 am PDT $9,100
s**********a June 3, 2021 8:14 am PDT $9,000 Auto
s**********a June 3, 2021 8:09 am PDT $8,600
t****o June 3, 2021 8:09 am PDT $8,500 Auto
t****o June 2, 2021 8:30 pm PDT $8,100 Auto
l***p June 2, 2021 8:30 pm PDT $8,000
t****o June 2, 2021 8:29 pm PDT $7,600 Auto
l***p June 2, 2021 8:29 pm PDT $7,500
t****o June 2, 2021 8:29 pm PDT $7,100 Auto
l***p June 2, 2021 8:29 pm PDT $7,000
t****o June 2, 2021 8:28 pm PDT $6,600 Auto
l***p June 2, 2021 8:28 pm PDT $6,500
t****o June 2, 2021 8:27 pm PDT $6,100 Auto
l***p June 2, 2021 8:27 pm PDT $6,000
t****o June 2, 2021 4:13 pm PDT $5,900
l***p May 31, 2021 5:36 pm PDT $5,800
r***********g May 31, 2021 5:36 pm PDT $5,700 Auto
r***********g May 31, 2021 1:18 pm PDT $5,600
r*c May 31, 2021 1:18 pm PDT $5,500 Auto
r*c May 31, 2021 12:48 pm PDT $5,100
r***********g May 31, 2021 12:48 pm PDT $5,000 Auto
r***********g May 29, 2021 8:40 pm PDT $3,100 Auto
l***p May 29, 2021 8:40 pm PDT $3,000
r***********g May 29, 2021 8:40 pm PDT $2,900 Auto
l***p May 29, 2021 8:40 pm PDT $2,800
r***********g May 28, 2021 1:58 pm PDT $2,600 Auto
h********3 May 28, 2021 1:58 pm PDT $2,500
r***********g May 28, 2021 1:40 pm PDT $1,655 Auto
b******r May 28, 2021 1:40 pm PDT $1,555
r***********g May 28, 2021 1:40 pm PDT $1,400 Auto
b******r May 28, 2021 1:40 pm PDT $1,300
r***********g May 28, 2021 1:39 pm PDT $1,200 Auto
b******r May 28, 2021 1:39 pm PDT $1,100
r***********g May 28, 2021 9:47 am PDT $1,000
Auction started May 27, 2021 12:00 pm PDT
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