Bring a Trailer Auction: 1967 CA77 Honda Dream 300 Original
Honda Motorcycles came out of the gate swinging in 1957 with what would become their lasting legacy in design and engineering. At a time when most small motorcycles were large displacement, single-cylinder machines, Honda believed firmly that small displacement, multiple cylinder engines would win the day in performance and reliability. They weren’t wrong. After a few iterations of the C-series bikes throughout the ’60s, the company landed on this, the CA77 Dream 300cc in 1967. Also available in 305cc, the squared-off chunky design of the Dream took its cues from other bikes in the Honda line up over the ages, with aesthetic nods to such models as the Super Cub, which remains nearly identical even today in 2021. Like it or love it, the Dream remains an iconic and trendy machine in the long history of Honda Powersports.
Honda built a surprising number of offshoot models based on the Dream, including the CSA77 Dream Sport; a 305cc Dream equipped with a high-level exhaust system to distinguish it from the Tourer. Honda used metal stampings welded together to make the frame, which included the headstock and the rear fender. There was no front downtube. Instead, Honda engineers designed engine stress members at the cylinder head top cover and at two points directly behind the rear case, a design used regularly in modern bikes. A leading-link front fork (also made of pressed steel), while not known to provide razor-sharp handling, provided effective suspension for the lightweight tourer.
Front and rear wheels are 16-inches each, and most Dreams came equipped with whitewall tires. Unlike the small C100 Cubs, which featured some plastic bodywork, the Dream is all steel. Even the deeply valenced front fender and side covers are made from beautifully laid steel. Dreams were available in white, black, blue, and scarlet red. The parallel 360-degree twin with a chain-driven overhead cam produced 24 horsepower and reached a top speed of 86 mph.
This particular example has been lovingly cared for over its life by just one owner before us and is primarily all original. It has 15,505 miles, runs, and rides very well.
Claimed power: 24hp @ 7,500rpm
Engine: 300cc air-cooled OHC parallel twin, 60mm x 54mm bore and stroke
Top Speed: 86mph
Weight (dry): 350lb (159kg)
Fuel capacity/MPG: 2.5gal (9.5ltr)/50-70mpg
Price then/now: $595/$1,500 – $4,000~$12,000
Come check it out in our showroom and place a bid on BringaTrailer.com!