Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nearly scrapped, 1968 Interceptor is running strong

Nearly scrapped, this Royal Enfield Interceptor is now running
A 1968 Royal Enfield Interceptor rescued on its way to a recycling yard is roaring back to life.

Charles Giordano paid $150 for the classic and powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle and pulled it out from under scrap in the back of a pick-up truck Feb. 20. He didn't even know what he had, just that it was a Royal Enfield.

The Interceptor as found, on Feb. 20, 2013.
Giordano owns motorcycle exhaust companies, including Von Braun Exhaust in Massachusetts. They've just posted a delightful YouTube video of the rescued Interceptor coming to life.

It Lives!

It was a near miss for this Royal Enfield, but it seems to have fallen into good hands. The short, fun video, by Bella Giordano, is well worth watching.


  1. cool, hard to believe it runs after seeing what it looked like.

  2. The photo of the way it was found reminded me of my '67 1A when I first saw it. I paid $300 for mine, which was awful looking but almost completely original. It took me 3 or 4 months to get mine to where it could start. David can you post a link to my story? Al Eckstadt.

    1. Thanks Al, will do. For another story of an Interceptor found in a barn and rescued for an amazing price, see Al's story.


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