At the Silverstone Classics Weekend Auction, Richard Hammond is selling his classic cars and motorbikes. His vintage auto workshop, The Smallest Cog, has outgrown its capacity, forcing him to look for a larger space. He understands he’ll have to spend a lot of money on new equipment in order to continue operating effectively. On that note, here are the lovely automobiles that Hammond is giving up in order to finance his new classic car workshop.
On the DriveTribe YouTube channel, Richard Hammond walks us through the spectacular vehicles he’s willing to sell. The Kawasaki Z900 is the first, according to him, because it’s the most beautiful Japanese bike ever built. His wife purchased him this brilliant bike for his birthday, but he loves it, so it’s kind of sad to see it go.
His 1929 Velocette KSS, a single-cylinder bike that rides like a dirt bike, is another motorbike that Hammond vows to miss. The Norton Dominator Street motorcycle is one of Hammond’s rarest rides; he claims it’s an angry ride. He owns the 50th edition of the Norton Dominator, which means this will be a difficult bike to part with.
The other vehicles being sold by The Grand Tour presenter includes his iconic 1969 Porsche 911, which has a 2.2-liter flat-six and was constructed in the same month and year as Hammond was born. A Bentley S2 is also featured in the auction lineup, where Richard Hammond is the third owner of the old girl. Whoever becomes the fourth will be extremely fortunate. The 1927 Sunbeam Model 2 fire-blade bike is also a high point of his collection.
The fourth and fifth vehicles to top off the collection are the Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mark 1, which was a symbol bike in its time. Richard claims that it has a number of fantastic modifications on it, therefore he will miss it. The final two vehicles are the 1999 Lotus Esprit, of which he is the owner of one of the 49 models ever produced. Richard truly does have some amazing motorbikes for sale for this project, and good luck to him.
To get his workshop to where he wants it to be, Richard Hammond claims that it will cost more than $100,000. He states that he is running out of the money he’s set aside for his family. As a result, he has decided to forego some of his most favorite rides in order to finance the project.
We’re sad to see Hammond giving up so many of his beautiful cars, but growing a business is never easy, and we feel that this is a worthy sacrifice.