1976 Yamaha RD400C Unregistered US Import Barn Find Classic Restoration Project


Price: £1,499.99
Condition: Used
Item location: Stoke 0n Trent, England, United Kingdom
Make: Yamaha
Model: RD400C
Type: Super Sport
Year: 1976
Mileage: 7,142
Color: Red
Engine size: 399
Power: 43
Gears: Six-speed manual
Start type: Kick start
Drive type: Chain
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1976 Yamaha RD400C Unregistered US Import Barn Find Classic Restoration Project Manufacturer: Yamaha Model: RD400C Year: 1976 made in Feb 76 Engine No: 1A1-011884 Frame No: 1A1-011884 Colour:Chappy Red Mileage:7142 Capacity:399cc Starting at: ??1499. 99Stock Number. 71353WINTER MADNESS SALE. LOOK BID BUY!!!It's now officially winter & that time of year when a man needs something to tinker with in the garage & what finner than this iconic sports legend. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PIC's & DESCRIPTION. This very rare and much sought after 1976 Yamaha RD400C has recently been imported from North America where it has spent all its life ? the air is thin and the climate is far kinder to machinery than ours. This and the fact it's only showing 7142 miles and has been in dry storage for the last umpteen years have helped maintain its boyish good looks. PLEASE CHECKOUT THE PICTURES. As you can see this bike is very nearly complete missing the Mirrors & centre stand. It has a few non standard items to:- K&N filters. Expansion pipes. clippon handle bars & balacked out chrome work. NICE. The bike has obviously stood a while so the master cylinders aren't working. seat cover is torn & battery is flat. Sadly the fuel tank is dented quite badly. BUT NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS. The bike is every bit as solid as it looks here. The wheels are straight with nice clean discs & calipers. Forks & yokes look straight with good chrome. Mudguards are both solid. Tail light assy is good as are the headlight & hangers. Instruments & switches look great. Fuel tank is very clean inside. Carburetors are free sliding off the twist grip. Exhausts are solid. Seat base is in good condition. The engine is cosmetically very clean. it turns over nicely off the kick starter ? sounds/feels great & has compression but we haven't run it up. If you require any further information please give us a call or better still visit our showroom and have a good look over the bike for yourself ? after all who are you going to believe me or your own eyes?

If you have been looking for a classic Yamaha RD400C to restore then look no further ? THIS ONE COULD BE YOURS so get bidding!!!

We are listing this bike as a trade clearance item with a super low WINTER MADNESS SALE starting price and NO RESERVE so get bidding and grab yourself a bargain. Ask your self the question ??CAN I AFFORD NOT TO BID???

Please call NEIL WILSON or MARK RUSHTON on 01782 861100 ext 241 or 244 who will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. and can facilitate viewing of this bike.

The bike is currently unregistered. The registration process is reasonably uncomplicated.

We HAVE NOT got the Certificate of title but we will provide proof that the VAT & Duty is paid on the NOVA system.


1. You need to get the bike MOT?d.

2. You need to prove the year of manufacture in writing. Phone Yamaha UK customer services on 01932 358000 with the Model. frame & engine Numbers for a small fee they will send you a letter confirming the age.

3. You need to have valid insurance on the bike. You can insure it on the chassis number.

4. Send all this paper work to the DVLA. who will charge you ??55 for the 1st registration & the current amount for the road tax.

5. The DVLA will send you your age related registration number.

Spares you may need

Our used spares dept may carry items you need for this project. give them a call on 01782 862200. if parts are available they will be happy to list them on EBay so you can purchase.

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