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Sunday, April 12, 2009

For sale: Pretty 1967 Enfield Interceptor

"You are looking at a very rare and sought after bike." Those words and the lovely pictures of a 1967 Interceptor were all it took to draw my attention to an ad on eBay. The motorcycle is for sale in La Pine, Ore. La Pine is a small place in the center of the state, surrounded by national forests. Eugene appears to be the closest city.

The seller says the Interceptor has only 2,280 miles on it (although he notes that the gauges aren't working). He adds:

"This bike was restored in the '80s and has had very little use since. It is one of approximately 700 built and is No. 389. It runs as good as it looks and is complete and correct. The only thing that isn't on the bike is the velocity stacks on the carbs and I have those along with lots of documentation and some spare parts. The gauges are not working but replacements are available for a reasonable price.

"It does show a little wear but considering its age it is very very nice. It is titled as a '68 but the numbers say it was built in '67. There isn't any difference."


The Interceptor was created with the American market in mind and, at times, none were sold in Britain so that production could go almost entirely to the United States. There the demand for high sustained speeds could best be met with engine capacity. The Interceptor offered a nominal 750cc, a step up from the 700cc motor of the Royal Enfield Constellation from which it derived.
According to my source material, the 1967-'68 Series I Interceptor was the last of a great breed. In late 1968 would come the Series II Interceptor, with a wet-sump engine. It was close to the end now for Royal Enfield in England although the Series II Interceptor would continue in production as the game played out under different owners.
Sad as that might be, the Interceptors made a stirring and classy end to great story.

55 comments:

  1. I am from India. I am interested in buying a Royal Enfield - Intereceptor Motorcycle. Any who can help me out, Plzz

    Thank u

    Regards

    Srini

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  2. nesecito las tapas de cilindro de la royal enfield constellation 750c.c. modelo 1967 pues me la robaron mi correo es joseluiscardoni@hotmail.com

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  3. I need the cylinder heads of the royal enfield constellation 750c.c. 1967 model for me my email is stolen joseluiscardoni@hotmail.com

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  4. Srini I am also from India and I have three interceptors. Tell me how much you want to spend and we will talk Chahal1@rogers.com

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    1. i am interested in buying interceptor can i get u on facebook or call me on 09713410050

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    2. hi, call me at 8860663951....i'm interested in buying an interceptor

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    3. .i'm interested in buying an interceptor please make a mail with your phone number ,my id is
      sumeshaaroodom@gmail.com

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  5. How much can a interceptor come for..

    What z the best price can be invested..

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  6. Would like to find a 1968 thru 1970 royal enfield interceptor. Would like to find a crocker motorcycle as well.

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  7. If any one has a Interceptor 2 for sale get in touch
    max_man_13@yahoo.com

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  8. looking for 69-70 interceptor. will pay top $.
    email
    hdfx@verizon.net

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  9. I own a 1968 interceptor 1A. This motorcycle is much nicer than my Triumph 750 which is still a great motorcycle. I would like to purchase a mark 2 interceptor. Cant seem to find one at a decent price. All interceptors are great machines and can be ridden with little problems.

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    1. i am interested in buying interceptor can i get u on facebook

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  10. Funny that someone should mention a crocker motorcycle on the royal enfield page. Crocker motorcycles are going for over $300.000.00. Very rare indeed and very sought after.

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  11. I HAVE JUST BROUGHT A 1970 ENFIELD MK 2 ENGINE AND FRAME. THE REAR BRAKE IS GREMICA I BELIEVE. WHO HAS PARTS TO FINISH? THANKX

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  12. I would like to purchase any enfield from 1965-1970. how much do they go for? can parts be found? please, any help is greatly appreciated. mike 818-727-1965

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  13. ENOUGH OF THE SINGLE CYLINDER CRAPPY ENFIELDS WHICH CANT GET OUT OF THEIR OWN WAY. WHO WOULD WANT ONE OF THOSE OUTDATED BIKES ANYWAY. ARE THE TWIN CYLINDER BIKES LIKE THE ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR HARD TO COME BY. GREAT LOOKING MOTORCYCLE.

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  14. I am from Lucknow, India.. and looking out for Old/Used Royal Enfield Bullet J2 500 or Royal Enfield Meteor 700 CC or Royal Enfield Interceptor or Constellation 750 CC, but all with DUAL EXHAUST.... Please let me know from where I can get any of these models and at what price...?? Please write back on singhrajeev_9@yahoo.com or rajeevsi@gmail.com

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  15. Hi,
    I want to buy an Interceptor MK2 750cc.My email id is basant.76.gupta@gmail.com , if anyone is interested drop me a mail.

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  16. PLEASE LOOKING FOR A MK1A 1968 ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. PLEASE POST MESSAGE ON SITE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IT IS INDEED FUNNY THAT A CROCKER MOTORCYCLE IS MENTIONED IN THIS PAGE.

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  17. Have 1968 Interceptor for sale at CalifSpeed.com thank you, Dr. T

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  18. i have a 1967 750 intercepter, all original. it has only 2,488 origanal miles on motor, motor is free moving, hasnt ran since 1974. been offerd 7,500.00 for it but i want a harley davidson. anybody got anything to trade . e-mail me skovie24@yahoo.com

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  19. TO SKOVIE24. AGAIN RANDY. STILL I SEE YOU GOT YOUR INTERCEPTOR. WELL CALL ME. I STILL GOT THE H.D. SEE YA. RANDY.

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  20. HAVE A LOW MILEAGE 2003 NIGHT TRAIN H.D. TO TRADE FOR LATE MODEL INTERCEPTOR. WHAT HAVE YOU GOT. PLEASE POST ON THIS SITE. THANK YOU RANDY.

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  22. LOOKING FOR A 1968 ROYAL ENFIELD MARK 1A. ANY INFORMATION IS KINDLY ACCEPTED. THANK YOU KIRK R WIGGINS. 818-703-6346

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  23. LOOKING TO TRADE A 2003 HARLEY DAVIDSON NIGHT TRAIN. EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH 12,000 MILES. MANY EXTRAS . CALL RANDY AT 805-217-2644 THANK YOU

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  24. SKOVIE DO YA STIL LL GOT YOUR ROYAL ENFIELD. WELL CALL RANDY THANK YOU.

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  25. Hi,

    I am from india I have got two royal enfield 700 meteor fully restored and willing to exchange one for a constellation or a interceptor 2. You can reach me at shailyadav12@gmail.com

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    1. Hi bro im interested to buy Enfield twin any form...from India too...it'll be nice if u can help me with it..my mail id prabhu.n.ponmudi@gmail.com / +91-99444-17018..

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  26. LOOKING FOR ANY ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR TWIN MOTORCYCLE. WILL PAY YOUR PRICE. THANK YOU. RANDY AT 805-217-2644

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  27. TO SKOVIE. I STILL HAVE MY HARLEY 2003. MINT CONDITION WITH LOADS OF EXTRAS. I WILL TRADE FOR YOUR ENFIELD TWIN. CALL ME. RANDY WIGGINS. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR.

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  28. LOOKING TO PURCHASE A ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR. PREFER A 1969-1970 MK 2 MODEL. WILL PAY YOUR PRICE. PLEASE CALL MIKE AT 818-703-6328 THANK YOU

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  29. SKOVIE24 IS FULL OF CRAP. HE CALLED AND NEVER CAME THROUGH. I THINK HE LIES. THANK YOU JOHN

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  30. ONE OF THE ALL TIME BEST LOOKING AND RIDING MOTORCYCLES OF ALL TIME. THE ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR WAS AT IT'S TIME THE FASTEST MOTORCYCLE PRODUCED IN ENGLAND RIGHT BEHIND THE NORTON. THEY ARE QUALITY BUILT, HAND MADE MACHINES. LOOKING FOR A NICE SERIES TWO INTERCEPTOR. ANY HELP PLEASE CALL ME AT 805-217-2644 THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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  31. HI MAME IS SMITH.I WOULD LIKE TO BUY ANY ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR FROM 1967 THRU 1970. HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING ONE IN DECENT SHAPE. I WILL TAKE ALMOST ANY INTERCEPTOR. PLEASE CALL ME AT 818-703-6356 THANKX.

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  32. FIRST OF ALL SKOVIE 24, WITH HIS WISH TO TRADE AN ENFIELD FOR A HARLEY IS FULL OF BULL. SECONDLY THE SINGLE CYLINDER ENFIELDS ARE FULL OF BULL. SO HOW ABOUT OTHER ARTICLES ON THOSE AMAZING TWINS. THANKX.

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  33. LOOKING FOR A 1968 ROYAL ENFIELD SERIES 1A INTERCEPTOR 750. ANY CONDITION WILL BE CONSIDERED AND TOP DOLLAR WILL BE PAID. WILL TAKE ANY MK 1A OR ANY MK11 INTERCEPTOR. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL MARK WEITMAN AT 818-703-6346. THANK YOU.

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  34. THE ROYAL ENFIELD SERIES 11 IS A GREAT MOTORCYCLE. CAPIABLE OF HIGH SPEED AND GREAT HANDELING. LOOKING TO BUY ANY 1969 THRU 1970 MK 11 ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR. WILL PAY YOUR PRICE. PLEASE CALL MIKE AT 818-727-1965. THANK YOU MIKE.

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  35. I HAVE THREE ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE. 1 IS A 1969 ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR MK11. 2 ARE 1970 ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR MK11. ALL BIKES ARE MINE, WITH TITLES IN HAND. THEY ARE ALL LOW MILE ORIGINAL BIKES WHICH ARE STANDARD AND START EASILY AND CAN BE RIDDEN NOW. PLEASE CALL ME, MR DOOM AT 818-703-6346 ANY TIME TO TALK ABOUT PRICES. WILL SHIP WORLD WIDE. THANK YOU.

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  36. I WISH TO PURCHASE ANY 1966 THRU 1970 ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR MOTORCYCLE IN ANY CONDITION. A BASKET CASE TWIN TO A FULLY RESTORED MOTORCYCLE. AS STATED ANY CONDITION. CASH PRICE PAID. PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT 818-703-6346 ANY TIME. THANK YOU MIKE.

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  37. WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A ROYAL ENFIELD SERIES 1A 1968 MOTORCYCLE AT ANY PRICE. I WOULD PREFER A COMPLETE ASSEMBLED MOTORCYCLE BUT I WILL CONSIDER ANY REAL 1968 SERIES 1A TWIN. I WILL PAY YOUR PRICE FOR THE RIGHT MOTORCYCLE. THANK YOU SCOTT WILCOX. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL AT ANY TIME 818-703-6346. THANK YOU.

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    1. Got a 64 750 Interceptor complete unrestored last ran in 75 engine turns sparks and will run

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    2. Sorry forgot E-Mail ihewittbosworth@yahoo.com

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  38. I AM VERY INTERESTED IN GETTING A 1967-THRU-1970 ROYAL ENFIELD TWIN MOTORCYCLE. CONDITION DOESNT REALLY MATTER AS LONG AS IT IS ALL THERE. PLEASE ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. CALL MIKE AT 818-703-6346 ANY TIME. THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP.

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  39. SKOVIE IS A LIAR. HE DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO TRADE. HE WILL CALL YOU BUT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO DOING BUSINESS NOTHING. BEWARE.

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  40. HAVE A NICE ORIGIONAL 1969 ROYAL ENFIELD 750 TWIN CYLINDER INTERCEPTOR MOTORCYCLE WHICH I WOULD LIKE TO SELL. THIS BIKE HAS BEEN IN STORAGE FOR OVER 20 YEARS. THIS MACHIINE IS COMPLETE AND NOT RESTORED. IT IS FOR SALE AS IS NO WARRANTY. PLEASE CALL TED AT 818-388-9600. THANK YOU

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  41. JUST PURCHASED A 1974 NORTON. IT IS INDEED A BIT NICER AND FASTER THEN MY 1968 ENFIELD. GREAT BIKES BOTH.

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  42. WILL THE PERSON WHO CONTACTED ME REGUARDING THE SALE OF MY 1969 ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR PLEASE CALL ME BACK. IT IS AGAIN FOR SALE. 818-727-1965 MIKE. THANK YOU.

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  43. WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE ANY 1967-1970 ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR MOTORCYCLE IN ANY CONDITION FOR YOUR PRICE. PLEASE CONTACT JOHN AT 818-727-1965. THANK YOU JOHN.

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  44. I HAVE A GREAT HONDA INTERCEPTOR. IT IS GREAT.

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  45. HELLO, I HAVE A VERY NICE ORIGIONAL 1969 ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR MOTORCYCLE FOR SALE. WOULE PREFER A TRADE FOR THE SAME YEAR TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE. PLEASE CALL ME AT 818-708-7296, THEANK YOU MEL.

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    1. Have completely restored Triumph T140 Bonnie, not assembled, but done first class. Sidecovers polished, nuts and bolts zinked and polished, and new chrome. Cutsom paint in Brit Orange/Red on tank with off white crème center line down center of tank, and chrome fenders blasted clean and also painted Brit Red/Orange with off white crème center line across length of fender. All else stock except electrical is new solid state HP Lucas (not sure) with solid state Zener Diode. Top end redone with new cylinders, rings and valve job.
      Exhaust pipes separated, not conjoined, and are upswept Norton style. New Continentals front and rear.
      Restorer was a Triumph USA Master line mechanic, who became too old and frail to finish the bike.
      Inquires 541-412-9605.

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  46. WELL. HEY I WANT ONE TOO.

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  47. FOR SALE: 1967 Royal Enfield GP7 750cc nice original bike has 12,000 miles 785-475-8twofive5 Taking offers. In Kansas. pics on request email jmcjmc3@yahoo.com

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