Well, my friend and I went down to Maidstone to collect it on Sunday, a 320 mile round trip, and it seems to be a GOOD purchase. No rot anywhere, or pitting on tubes, forks and frame not twisted, tank excellent, but both tyres are rotten. It seems to have been standing for a very long time, as all the rubber items are perished. As the eagle-eyed may have spotted from the eBay photo, it has an earlier ‘Howarth’ silencer and fishtail. A check with the DVLA has shown that it is on their system, so the next step is to get a V5C for it. It was first registered in March 1939.