15th Nov, 2023 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
Lot 282
 

1914 Royal Enfield 160
Later registered (1921) Banbury-winning machine

Sold for £11,500

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: BP 2570
Frame No: 4492
Engine No: 2C1V27335
CC: 344
MOT: Exempt

  • A Banbury-winning Veteran machine
  • Restored by a Rolls Royce engineer
  • Five-year restoration to a concours standard
  • Offered complete with a current V5C

The first Royal Enfield motorcycle was built in 1901 by the Enfield Cycle Company of Redditch having previously manufactured bicycles, lawnmowers and stationary engines. Under various ownership, the name has continued through to the present day making it one of the longest-lasting names in the two-wheeled world. Royal Enfield had introduced a revised version of their 8hp vee-twin during 1912, with mechanical valve operation replacing the "automatic" or atmospheric system previously employed.

This very charming 1914 Royal Enfield 160 was built in 1914 but not registered until 1921, which was often the case many years ago due to the licensing laws. Purchased by the previous owner a Rolls Royce engineer as a restoration project in 2009, he continued to restore the machine until it was finished to a concours standard in 2016. Subsequently, it has been used for many events since completion and was purchased by the vendor in late 2016. A nice veteran vee-twin that is still in very good order, it is only being sold due to the owner's health. The two-speed gear, magneto, and the carburettor have all been overhauled. The Royal Enfield has attended many Banbury and Pioneer runs, with an Ivor Mutton Trophy win. The Royal Enfield comes with a history file containing some original photographs, Royal Enfield dating letter, Bonniksen correspondence for the speedometer, Pioneer Certificates, some old MOTs and relevant papers together with an original RF60 logbook. It is offered with a current V5C and with only four recorded owners from new, including the vendor.

For more information, please contact:
Mike Davis
mike.davis@handh.co.uk
07718 584217

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 15th Nov, 2023

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