Planet X bid up and win four Jimmy Saville bikes at auction

TV personality's rides far outstrip their price guides as set by auction house

by Sarah Barth   July 30, 2012  

Planet X Bikes have snapped up a few of the choicest items from the auction of Jimmy Saville's bicycle collection in Leeds.

The bikes won include a Viking Superlite racing cycle with 12 gears, which sold for £850, an Oscar Egg cycle, purchased by Sir Jimmy to replace the original on which he did the Tour of Britain in 1951, with original rider numbers worn by Sir Jimmy in the race, which sold for £2,400, a Carlton twelve gear racing cycle that sold for £800 and anothe Viking Superlite that sold for £800, according to the catalogue.

Brant from Shedfire, who designs Planet X bikes, wrote on his blog: "We kept this a bit quiet, but Planet X have won the auctions for the following Jimmy Saville items this morning.

"We'll be displaying his bikes at our showroom in Rotherham, just of J34 of the M1, next to Magna Sheffield."

The Planet X boys were obviously superkeen for these bikes; as we reported a few weeks ago, the bikes were listed with price guides of £200 to £300 each, with the most expensive being the Oscar Egg at £400 to £600. Bidding must have been tough!

 

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There were some great classic bikes in that auction. It's a good job Sir Jimmy was a few inches taller than me, otherwise I would have found it hard not to bid on one.

Now then, now then, look after them boys and girls!

posted by Vic Brown [40 posts]
30th July 2012 - 13:30

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At least it wasn't them who outbid me on the Raleigh Titanium as I had £600 on it, it went for £850 and the Bartali signature which I had £120 on went for £150 I think Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8134 posts]
30th July 2012 - 20:35

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Oops, probably not worth so much now...

posted by Pauldmorgan [123 posts]
10th October 2012 - 12:21

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Oof, the power of hindsight eh?!

Dodging the saccadic masking

posted by notfastenough [2607 posts]
10th October 2012 - 13:12

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