Andy Tiernan Classics Ltd - Dealers in British Motorcycles
Here you will find some of the feedback we have received from our customers
I enjoyed my visit to your shop today and was very impressed with your prices. I always read the dealers' adverts in the classic bike press and your prices are always highly competetive, which led me to believe that the cheaper items were 'restoration projects', aka 'rusty wrecks'.
However, when I saw a very nice R.E. (Crusader ?) at £2.5k and not one but two Sunbeam S8s at £5k each, I realised that your prices are far better value than I expected !
I am not in the market for another bike at present, my current 40-year old Kawasaki will probably see me out, but I wouldn't hesitate to commend your stock to any classic buff looking for a bargain.
I also enjoyed my chat with the Husqvarna rider, having read an article on one in , I think, CBG, it being the only one I've seen ' in the metal'.
Keep up the good work.
Hi Andy and colleagues,
Just wanted to report that the bike I purchased last year is happily slogging along here in New Zealand.
I've done a little bit of work on it, including gearing it up, and it will now chuff along happily at 55 mph up hill and down dale.
Brings a smile every time I fire it up.
Thought I'd send you some pictures of the completed excelsior ....
got the bike this morning, thank you for service, cant try the bike due to snow but very pleased with bike
Thanks Arthur McKay
Just a kind word of thanks to you both for the excellent service I received when purchasing the Norton.
The motorcycle was delivered earlier this week and finally had time to do the once-over and get it on the road...lovely machine.
The Southern California Norton Owners Club has a 70 mile ride on Sunday...I will take the 16H...perhaps with a truck behind us just in case...☺️
Thank you very much for the bike, it's superb. Also thanks for the very nice calendar.
Attached you will find a picture of it in front of my house.
I recently bought my es2 from you it was the one that was bored out to unknown cc,,, just a picture for you to see its latest form its now running extremely well and allways starts first prod the only cost has been the silencer the rest is emulsion incl frame, yes I emulsioned an es2 but hey I don't want standard just a good usable bike , if its possible could you get a contact number of old engineer owner that did the engine it would be nice to have quick chat to find out whats inside ,, really pleased with bike thanks again
Hi Andy & Justin
A long journey yesterday, arrived home safely, in total a 492 mile round trip!
It was great to meet you guy's yesterday, I was made most welcome and was not disappointed when I toured your Aladdin's cave of nostalgic motorcycles, machine tools & facilities.
I'm delighted with my Bantam purchase, exactly what I've been looking for & I'm looking forward to working on her this Winter.
Thanks again for your assistance in loading the bike into my car, I drove all the way back home with a grin on my face as I took in the vintage aroma of oils, petrol etc from the bike!!
Thank Jo for her excellent advice on the local roadworks & the welcome mug of coffee!
In summary, a great day out.
Kind regards Ken
Hey Andy and Jo
Just a quick thanks again for the beautiful sloper, professional and friendly service you provided
Here's a picture of my first ride on it today
Hi Andy ,
Steib sidecar purchased from you a couple of months back now attached to a 1950 plunger ES2 for our Manx Grand Prix holiday transport ; great fun , gets a big audience everywhere we park up. Many thanks ,
Hi Andy, here it is, as has been transformed. As it was born
Hello Andy and Justin,
Thank you very much for the deal. All went well, bikes are in our garage and both works as said. I started both of them easy ;).
Keep you informed and stay in touch.
Hard to believe it's almost a year since I collected my Sunbeam S8.
Have been working on it off and on throughout the summer and finally took it out for a shakedown run last Sunday (Just charging to sort).
Here are some pictures of the (almost) finished bike hope to put some miles on it before winter kicks in.
you delivered a BSA A7 -49 (reg. LTA 413) to me in 2008. It took that eight years, but finally I have managed to finish the restoration of that bike. I send two photos attached showing how it looks now.
I have had the BSA inspected by local authorized museum vehicle inspectors, and will get it now registered as museum vehicle.
I visit your web site regularly and have a look what kind of bikes you have for sale. Maybe some day you will have one that appears to be interesting for me...
I wish you all the best,
Hi Andy and Jo
George loves his new Norton. We rode to the Red Lion at Lowick today. I attach some photos.
It runs very well and fairly nips along and I had to go a bit to keep up with him on my Cub
Jan and Chris Smith and George Bownass
Andy, I thought you might like this picture, you sold me this bike in 2013 it's 456 YUR after full restoration by me. I took it to Normandy in June 2014 for the D Day Commemorations. I still have the bike, love it, and have got the bug again.
Just thought you might wonder sometimes what happens to all the bikes that pass through your hands.
Cheers and all the best.
By the way saw you on Shed and buried.
Just confirm the sidecar arrived last Thursday. A smooth delivery by Peter Ranson and i'm really pleased with the sidecar.
Thanks for your help,
Scott arrived well yesterday, carefully dispatched from you. We already started bike, it's amazing bike, technically special in it's time and enrich my collection of the historic motorbikes. I'm very satisfied and I will recommend you to my friend.
Thank you very much, best regards and wish you marry christmas and all the best for the new year,
Hi Andy and Jo,
I am very pleased with the little black Excelsior Consort you sold and kindly delivered to me, I also notice you are printing a 2016 calender, which I would like to order. if you let me know the price I will send you a cheque,
all the best,
John C Taylor
Dear Andy and Jo ,just to say I got back to Northampton with the B31 leashed (by your good self Andy) didn't shift a jot in 120 miles. Fantastic to see the your framlingham olde skool bikers alladins cave in person good as the local castle me thinks..!many many thanks to the lovely Jo ,who included me in the dinner break list, bacon and egg bap picked up by her good self ,wow & teas too.. second bike Iv had with you Andy and again exactly as you laid out in your listing saved me a viewing trip and NO hassle or pressure to push a sale, like buying of a mate..please put this in your feedback section to inspire any "born again bikers" to feel at total ease dealing with you and Jo, will send some sunny snaps soon & and again a great fun day out mate. Gareth(tree man)
Hi Andy and Justin
At Monday I got a great Christmas present, the BSA A10 finally arrived at my home – really great bike.
Unfortunately bike season is over (I know some very hard people still driving), but this give me the opportunity to get familiar with the A10 and get it through Swiss MOT before next spring.
Thanks a lot for the calendar and all the effort to correct the paper – I’m happy that I can register the A10 with the correct frame number.
Remark: I decided to repair and not restore the Empire Star because of the very nice patina the bike has, but already figured out, that this is even more demanding then restoring.
Hi Justin and Andy
Just a quick email, I receive yesterday in the evening the Venom. (see attached photograph)
Thanks you for organizing delivery, Chas is an excellent and quick delivery man , I'll be back in touch perhaps for an another bike.
Thanks for all
Many thanks for the deal this morning. we both greatly enjoyed our time in your "Aladdins Cave"
I've done 30 miles on the Triumph this evening and it’s a gem - smooth, quick, oil tight and a real joy to ride. Just a change of oils and a clean of the filters needed I think.
Looking forward to getting a few VMCC runs in befoe the summer is over
news of an old stock bike ...
the Norton Es 2 .... last week has participated with success to the "18ème col des Alpes" ...
and has climbed with Marylène & Pascal many Cols of the famous "GRANDE ROUTE DES ALPES"
Two pictures which seems to show she is on a good family ....
near the monument comemorating the opening of the Col de l'Izoard near Briançon at the Italian border
all the best
Dear Andy and Justin
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you. The Panther I
got from you in January is now on the road and I'm chuffed to bits.
Here you can see my lad and QC just getting her ready for a run out.
I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the sunshine.
Hi there, I thought you may be interested to see what I have done to a bike you once owned, it seems to me that many owners in the past have stripped the engine and gearbox down and found the work needed was beyond them both in money and skills required to put this bike back on the road.
But I like a challenge and having been a toolmaker for almost fifty years came in very handy, a new timing side axle had to made along with oil pump drive shaft, valve guides, kick start mechanism, new middle gear plus various other parts.
It is now on the road and runs perfectly, shame about the brakes.........scary.
Thanks for your time
I doubt you will remember me but we have done business in the past last I think 35 Bluestar BNA346 that you purchased from me.
I do a fair bit of travelling but wanted to say how much I enjoy your website & constantly updated info, lots of work for Jo no doubt.
Keep up the good work
Hello from the South of France
Here are some photographs about the Norton in mountains after a good maintenance and Andy having a nice ride
All the best
Dear Justin and Andy
Just a quick email to say thank you, the Panther has just arrived and the sun has just come out.......now that's what I call customer service!
I am chuffed to bits!
Thanks for organising delivery and sorting everything out, I'll be back in touch when I've saved enough for the next bike.
Look after yourselves.
Hello Andy & Justin,
Thank you for your kind attention and your professional care of customers. The bike has arrived to Spain this very morning. Everything was perfect. We have started the bike and have a little ride. A cleaning of carb will improve riding though I think we are restoring completely. It is our second Triumph 6/1. I am sending a pair of photos showing my father and me with both Triumphs.
Thank you very much. I am sure this won´t be our last bike from you.
Andy just a line to say how pleased i am with my latest purchase the velocette mac . it proves how well these machines were built it handles and goes well for a fifty plus year old machine and have done well with finding this one .
all the best dave kirkham dale abbey derby.
Hi Andy, Thanks very much for dropping the Jawa 353 off at my home on your way back from Kempton Park, The Jawa has way exceeded my expectations, It started after a few kicks after turning on the petrol and choke. Pleased or what. Absolutely chuffed. It won’t be restored, only ridden, probably to a few European events; I hope to ride it up to Framlingham in a few weeks when work dies down.
Again, Thanks Very much
I wish you in good health and fortune.
Just covering 500 miles on my BSA Sloper sv 557 cc since October. and found no problem at all. I would say the bike is in the best condition.this is my first bike that almost trouble free(except the leaky gas tank which I've done repaired),and for my collection this Sloper is my fourth BSA . I really satisfied with the performance.. Last December when I attend local classic bike event. the trip pass through mountainous area. the Sloper easily past a group of single cylinder BMW in steep road.that was fun.
And for New Imperial,at first I was making mistake overfill the gearbox oil.so the clutch was slipping then I opened the clutch and cleaned it up. but now the bike is happily cug over and sometime I ride it for commuter nearby hometown.
Hope I will make another purchase in future.
Took delivery of bike thurs eve am very pleased fired it up this morning sounds ok, have a good christmas and a happy new year.
Thanks again Pete
I hope you a well.
The bike arrived safely this morning with Peter , it is fantastic.
I would like to thank you very much for all of your hand holding because as I said before I am complete novice.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you in the future and hope to do business with you again.
Is the documentation with the bike on its way to me ?
Just to let you know the bike arrived safely and I picked it up today. I do not have a printer/scanner/copier so if you still need a copy of the arrival invoice I will find a way to send it to you in a few days. Regards, Stephen.
I waited until Brian had left and then had a quick burst round the block. I had just shifted into second when I had to effect an emergency stop. It stopped almost on a sixpence!! Fantastic.
It has a nice feel to it and responds as I expected. I am about the same height as Brian and at rest I am on toes. Not a problem.
My half of the registration document will be in tonights post.
All the Best,
Do you remember me, before I bought your old motorcycle 1933 Francis Barnett 250, I just got license in Hong Kong, & I upload the photos in this email.
Hello from Africa;
I wish you all a happy Christmas.
I hope your business does well.
A satisfied 75 Year old Customer from South Africa.
The WM 20 is going well.
Just to let you know the bike arrived here safely. I
picked it up in Montreal this morning and is now in
our building. What a great looking machine. With all
the snow we have, it will probably be May before I can
ride it. Thanks again for all your help, Tom
P.S. Neal did a fantastic crating job.
Just a Quick Email to say the Squire chair and body,our Nipper picked up Saturday morning for me Absolutley Spot on !
Thanks very much, and a very reasonable price as well!
Thanks for photos of the 4 bikes packed ready for delivery
A perfect job they should arrive in good condition. Also good to hear Hellmanns are doing the right thing
Hope your holiday was nice. I just wanted to thank you. My father received Matchless on 23rd of May and he was very happy with it. It was very well packed and condition was as described.
It was a pleasure to do business with you!
God day Andy
I'm more then pleased with the bike and I'm sure I will be contacting you soon, as I still have some space in my garage.
It was a pleasure and very professional to do business with you.
Thanks and regards
Thanks the bike arrived in great order. Thank you for your professionalism.
The Ambassador arrived today via Peter Ranson, and he did a good job, and I am v. pleased with the bike.....48 years since I last rode one of these ! Now going to set about the rebuild as a retirement project......
2nd July 2010
Hi Girls, Guys and any others not already covered,
Please find attached pictures of 3TA arriving in Penang. Thanks to all who made it possible. The bike has now entered the restoration process and will be returned to its former glory + +.
Note to Andy - That was one lulu of a crate you packed the bike in, after half an hour we gave up the spanners and reverted to hacksaws. Also the bike arrived no problem but we seem to have lost the mechanic you sent out.
Thanks again gang that really was a blinder.
I must say I am very pleased with the Triumph I bought from you yesterday. The little beastie loves being ridden. I had a small hiccup at Hacheston but the dirty connector block was soon sorted out by the RAC and I was off again flying all the way to Chelmsford. Took it to the club last night and had a few of the guys drooling over it. (Had to fight them off............its mine, I told them) Hope to see you soon to bring up the old duel seat and carrier that I had on the M21.
Andrew L. Smith
Andy, bike arrived yesterday, started first kick. Many Thanks. Don't expect to break down, but might be interesting to see what the RAC would say about fixing an AA bike! Insurance was horrific, works out at £11.29 fully comp. Or should that be £11. 5s. 9 1/2d?
Cheers, John Cartwright
Hi Andy the Douglas is arrived !!
It is all ok !!
I've already run with the motorcycle , is wonderfull !!!
Best regards and thanks !!
Flavio Del Bo' - Italy
Just a note to thank you, and that I am really pleased with the 16h. It was nice to meet you and your wife, and have a look around your wonderful place. I've sorted a few little bits out, found some proper head nuts, stuck a seat pad on it and that's it. Rides and runs beautifully, and it's a pleasure to chuff about the Yorkshire Dales. Lovely bike, thanks again,
Hi Jo and Andy,
Im just writing to tell you how happy I am with the Bantam. You said it was a good one, and so far the more miles I do, the better it seems.
It's coping with the Peak District hills much better than I thought too.
Many Thanks Andy.
Great news! And just in time, the new law is effective 1st of January so I am well pleased.
I will send you the 30 € cash today with my best wishes to you and your company. Maybe we can do some business in future. I will certainly recommend you to all my collector-friends. After nearly 25 years this is what I call service with a capital S!
Many thanks and best regards, Peter
PETER SCHRAVEN, HOLLAND
Thank you for the documents, I 'm very happy with the details from repairs of the tiger.
If you in Belgium or passage, you always welcome, thanks for the fine correctly handling, wish you a happy and lucky new year and good bussines to you and your family and last but not least good healthy
Joris, Tess & Sandra. Belgium.
Just a line to thank you for your honest and professional service regarding my recent purchase (unseen) of the AJS until receiving it on 19th Jan
We are very pleased with the machine in all aspects being just as you described and what we had been looking for.
Keith & Joan Robinson
Hi Andy / Jo - hope all's well.
The little 350 is fabulous - thank you. I've had her up to an indicated 50 now and I've named her Edna.
Footman James want me to have it valued by an expert. Would it be ok if I sent you the papers with an envelope to F. J. for you to value it for me?
Otherwise it's a lovely little bike. I've had many "thumbs up" and smiles from old fellas, and in a way it's made their day, as well as mine.
Thanks and Regards
Just sending you a short email about the Velocette Vogue I bought from you recently. I am extremely pleased with it and I'm enjoying some great rides at a very slow pace. Perfect for back lane pottering. I have been surprised that it manages to reach an indicated 55mph on many occasions and I cannot help but be amazed that it still carries on given the weight it has to carry (me plus the bike's weight). The brakes, as all reports old and new relate, are a different matter – even Classic Bike described their effect as "negligible" way back in 1983 and I cannot disagree with their assessment! Still, think ahead, take it slow and enjoy life!
What a great bike – many thanks again for acquainting me with this wonderful device! Picture attached of a recent outing.
Hi Andy & Jo - got back OK and the bike ran well overall and a pleasant ride. Attached is a picture of the bike after some spit & polish. Nice to you both today - cheers - Dave
Just want to say a big thank-you. The bike was everything you said and more. We were out on it yesterday and it ran like a dream. We were impressed with the delivery service and you didn't mind us giving you a call with our daft questions. We also received all the documents yesterday. You have made two aging bikers very happy.
Paul & Emily Cooper.
I'm writing to let you know how pleased I am with the BSA.
On the rare occasions that I've been involved with dealers in the past, I've been disappointed.
You are very much an exception and I appreciate your honesty and patience.
I was delighted when you reduced the price - thank you for delivering the bike and starter to John, I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew!
Hope to see you at Kempton again.
Thought you might like this photo of my BSA which I bought from you earlier this year. The photo was taken on Sunday at the cairngorm mountain carpark. I use the motor bike almost every day.
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