A buried World War II motorbike was discovered by a man tidying his back garden.
Richard Bannister was digging at his home in North Yorkshire and was puzzled when his spade hit a solid metal object.
Bannister kept digging and uncovered the BSA M20 motorbike, which has been described as "the bike that won the war" for Britain. Just 126,000 of the bikes were built for the War Office during the 1930s.
He said: "I kept digging and after a while uncovered a wheel. I eventually uncovered the whole motorbike.
"It looked fairly well preserved and had been buried standing upright rather than on its side. I was amazed to find the standstill worked."
Bannister added: "It's been there an awful long time, maybe 70 years. I'd love to know how it got there."
The motorbike will be auctioned next month following the extraordinary discovery.