Barry Sheene Leathers

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Description

Additional photos of these Barry Sheene leathers are available here for your perusal.

Arguably the most famous British motorcycle racer of all time, Barry Sheene won the 500cc World Championship in 1976 and 1977 aboard a Suzuki RG500.

Sheene’s 1977 Championship stood as the last British solo motorcycle championship for decades until Danny Kent won the Moto3 Championship in 2015. In 1977, Barry won 6 of 13 races (he boycotted the Austrian round due to safety concerns after the death of Hans Stadelmann) and won the overall championship with a commanding lead.

These leathers were built by Bates.

The seller acquired these leathers seven years ago from a friend. During his ownership, he has occasionally applied leather protectant.

The seller has provided an email from 2015 in which he contacted Steve Parrish (Barry’s teammate in the 1977 season), who says that they “look correct and I would put them circa 1977.” In response to a question as to if these were maybe a back up set as there were no sponsor patches sewn on, Steve said, “It could have been that Bates made them and Barry switched to Dainese. In those days they where [sic] stitched on badges.”

The seller has also provided an email from Andrew Sargent, a collector in the UK who has owned several Sheene leathers – he was friends with Barry and met him in 1981. “I know they are from 1976 or 1977,” both of which were his championship years. “It wasn’t until 1978 that Barry changed from Bates to the Italian leathers Dainese.”

Andrew’s collection of Barry Sheene’s leathers (not included in the sale!)

Dawn Grindle (Co-Owner of Bates Leathers) confirmed that this suit was custom made for Barry, though she was unable to verify the date of manufacture.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller notes “a few abrasions.”


Currently located in Mount Airy, North Carolina, these leathers are offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any Sheene stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Bill of Sale Only

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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 22

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: b******l

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
b******l November 30, 2022 11:38 am PST $7,100 Auto
s******r November 30, 2022 11:38 am PST $7,000
b******l November 30, 2022 11:38 am PST $6,100 Auto
s******r November 30, 2022 11:38 am PST $6,000
b******l November 30, 2022 11:38 am PST $5,600 Auto
s******r November 30, 2022 11:38 am PST $5,500
b******l November 25, 2022 9:25 am PST $5,200
w*********3 November 25, 2022 9:25 am PST $5,100 Auto
b******l November 25, 2022 9:25 am PST $5,000
w*********3 November 25, 2022 2:23 am PST $2,600
b******l November 25, 2022 2:23 am PST $2,500 Auto
b******l November 23, 2022 3:29 pm PST $2,100 Auto
j**********e November 23, 2022 3:29 pm PST $2,000
b******l November 23, 2022 2:45 pm PST $1,600 Auto
a*****3 November 23, 2022 2:45 pm PST $1,500
b******l November 23, 2022 2:44 pm PST $1,100 Auto
a*****3 November 23, 2022 2:44 pm PST $1,000
b******l November 23, 2022 11:51 am PST $600 Auto
d******3 November 23, 2022 11:51 am PST $500
b******l November 23, 2022 11:43 am PST $350 Auto
d******3 November 23, 2022 11:43 am PST $250
b******l November 23, 2022 10:10 am PST $1
Auction started November 23, 2022 8:32 am PST
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