Vintage 1901 Singer Gent’s Motor Bicycle set to make up to £12,500 at auction

Vintage and veteran cars tend to command massive sums at auction, but if you want a slice of pre-war motoring you could get your hands on this 1901 Singer Gent's Motor Bicycle. It's set to go up for auction at the Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale on October 15, with an estimated price of between £8,500 and £12,500.

The listing describes the bike as a 'highly significant restoration project', present as it is in almost complete, but significantly deteriorated state. The listing notes it's missing the seat, carburettor, one pedal, and various control linkages, while the oversize rear chain sprocket suggests it may have been used in competition.