Quasar for sale in 2015
This is the original Wilson's demonstrator as used extensively by Malcolm Newell on trade plates in the early days of the project in the late 1970s.
It made memorable trips to the Isle of Man TT races amongst other events. After being reclaimed by Wilsons it languished in the Bristol Industrial Museum painted in a rather unattractive shade of brown for many years before being sold in 2008.
It has now been restored to its original colour scheme, as seen here, and has recently been put on sale by Verralls, the veteran, vintage and classic motorcycle specialists, for a cool £21,500.
Mark Crowson, Quasar expert and archivist says: "It's cosmetically immaculate but the current owner hasn't ridden it. I wonder what Verralls would say if someone asked for a test-ride? The price, (set by Verralls themselves, rather than the owner), is certainly 'ambitious' but, let's face it, there are far fewer Quasars in the world than almost any of the high-priced exotica that commands much higher prices, (Vincents for example), so perhaps this is a sign of what could happen in the future ;-)"
This is one of 5 photos of the machine on the Verralls website.
More here: http://www.verralls.com/post-war-motorbikes/958.html