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We are life-long classic vehicle enthusiasts and collectors and have run our small family business since 1983.

Our focus is on the 1970s and Kawasaki Z900s are our speciality. We aim to have in our collection top quality original specification motorcycles from this golden age of motorcycling. Our interest takes in bikes from the late sixties to the mid eighties. So as well as our Z900's we usually have some lovely classic superbikes from Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha, including some exciting two strokes and a few characterful Triumphs, BSAs, Laverdas and Moto Guzzis etc..

Selling. The small number of bikes we sell are normally carefully roadtested and serviced and most are in the UK "Historic Vehicle" Tax Class giving MOT exemption and presently free road tax and will qualify for cheaper classic insurance.

Restoring Z900's  We carefully rebuild a small number of Z900 to "as new" condition. See our Concours Restorations Page and contact us to discuss the specification of your "new" Z1!

Buying. We are always looking to buy original specification motorcycles from this period. We will consider everything from restoration projects through to to top class examples, but only bikes with good identities and documentation please. Most of our bikes are bought in the UK, though we will consider European and North American origin machines too.

We also have many years experience dealing in classic cars especially Jaguars. However, our real love remains the Kawasaki Z1....

So if you are buying or selling we hope to help and maybe do business and that you enjoy your visit to our web site.

We are available by appointment and will also be pleased to talk by phone and answer emails.

Thanks for visiting us in virtual reality! 

Will & Tom Swinnerton, Classic Bikes Ltd., December 2022.  

Classic Bikes Ltd. is registered in England Company No 4693668 and VAT No 435 5072 61

 1973 Kawasaki Z1

Z1s at Classic Bikes Ltd

The Kawasaki Z1 900 is our speciality.

See Rod Ker's article, on the Kawasaki Z1 900 .... Including history, evolution and factory model identification information.....



Tom & Kate Sept 2012

Tom & Kate, October 2012

Kate on her LM4 at Mallory July 2012

Kate on her LM4 at Mallory - July 2012


Jeremy Wade in his fantastic Riley!

Jeremy Wade in 1934 Le Mans Riley, Sept 2012

Will & Tom in 1977

Tom & Will in 1978

GT750 - comes back to life!

George & Kate bring Kenny Muir's lovely original GT750 back to life! Aug 2012

Tom and Kate in our workshop January 2010

Kate & Tom with an early H2 750

Ducati Damah in 1981

Ducati Damah (& Will) 1981

Kate in the lead! VMCC BEARS

Kate no.87 holds the lead on her Moto Guzzi LM4 - VMCC "BEARS" May 2013



1972 Kawasaki Z1 900 - candy yellow

Kawasaki's master work - the Z1 (candy yellow)

1973 Kawasaki Z1 900 - a very rare original UK bike!

A very rare original UK registered Z1 (candy orange)

Kates lovely 900SS

Kate's lovely original 900SS

Andy Lloyd's wonderful 100 year old Chalmers "Edwardian racer"

Tom (on right) admires Andy Lloyds wonderful 100 year old lady friend, a 1913 Chalmers (known as "Judith") May 2013.

Jaguar XK120 in the Shropshire Hills

Jaguar XK120 (& Tom) 1986

Chris calls for a cup of tea!

Chris Rushton's Lovely CB750

In The Snow January 2013

Our old Range Rover in the Shropshire Snow 2013

1972 Jaguar XJ Series 1 Daimler 4.2 mod

Our Series 1 XJ

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