27th Oct, 2021 12:00

National Motorcycle Museum

 
Lot 149
 

1968 Greeves MX4 360 Challenger

Sold for £6,325

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: WGU 437F
Frame No: 36MX4B330
Engine No: GPB2189
CC: 360CC
MOT: Exempt

  • Rare genuine Greeves MX4 Challenger 360cc model
  • Unique cast alloy beam frame with leading link front forks
  • Alpha crank in Greeves own cases with an Albion gearbox
  • Sold new in 1968 to California, repatriated to the UK in 2016
  • Recently recommissioned with new clutch fitted at a cost of £900
  • Road registered with a current V5C

Greeves Motorcycles was founded by Bert Greeves in 1951 and produced a range of road machines and later competition mounts for trials, scrambles and road racing. The original company produced motorcycles from 1952, funded by a contract with the Ministry of Pensions for their Invacar, a three-wheeler for disabled drivers originally conceived for Berts disabled cousin and sales manager Preston Derry-Cobb. Using some of the knowledge and production techniques gained from the Invacar and utilising Villiers supplied engines they went onto great success in off road competition including Dave Bickers wins in the 1960 and 1961 European Scrambles World Championship. The first all Greeves produced model was the Challenger introduced in 1964, initially as a 246cc and later in a 362cc version, the engine incorporating an Alpha crankshaft assembly with Greeves’ own crankcases and an all alloy top end featuring generous finning. Mated to an Albion gearbox, this new power unit was carried in typical Greeves cycle parts consisting of a cast alloy beam frame and leading-link forks,

This MX4 360 was sold new to California in 1968, returning back home in 2016 and is presented in excellent condition including the distinctive Greeves trademark leading link front forks and cast alloy beam frame. The bike has recently been recommissioned including having a complete new clutch cassette fitted at a cost of £900 and the fibreglass tank epoxy lined. A rare chance to acquire one of the last alloy framed Greeves scramblers before it was replaced with the more conventional Griffon in 1969 and comes road registered on a current V5C.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
ian.cunningham@handh.co.uk
07415 871189

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum, 27th Oct, 2021

AUCTION VENUE
National Motorcycle Museum
Coventry Road
Bickenhill
Solihull
West Midlands
B92 0EJ

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