Sold for £1,050
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: AFK 743A
Frame No: 22687
Engine No: CL12833
Estimate: £1000 - £1500
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. The 250cc single-cylinder Crusader was a very popular bike in its day and doubtless sparked the interest of many a future motorcyclist.
This is a standard Royal Enfield 250 Crusader that has been modified to look like a Continental GT with a longer fuel tank, a sports seat, lightweight mudguards and clip on handlebars. The top yoke is the GT-style alloy unit incorporating a Smiths 120 m.p.h. speedo and a Smiths 8k redline tacho. The wheels are fitted with Akront flanged alloy rims with classic 1960s style 'Bacon Slicer' cooling rings on the front hub that sports an air scoop brake plate. The fibreglass tank has suffered with standing and will need attention before use but the bike has been started in March this year (see video) on a test tank and comes supplied with a parts list and a current V5C.
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