27th Mar, 2024 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
  Lot 245
 

1922 Raleigh 2 ¾ HP Model 1
Banbury eligible model

Sold for £4,140

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: XL 7808
Frame No: 2831
Engine No: 2824
CC: 350
MOT: Exempt

  • Beautifully restored early 1920s Raleigh 2 speed Model One
  • Many spares including a fuel tank and most of a spare engine
  • Extensive box file of restoration paperwork and a current V5C

Raleigh is probably better known as a bicycle manufacturer, beginning production in the late 1800s but like many others they began to make powered two wheelers in the early 1900s. Sporadic production continued throughout the Pioneer period and by the 1920s they had a range of single cylinder side valve models featuring either two or three speed gearboxes and belt or chain final drive as well as a flat twin. Their machines quickly established an enviable reputation for reliability, enhanced in 1924 by Hugh Gibson's successful circuit of the British coast on a Raleigh combination and Marjorie Cottle's reverse circuit of the same route on a solo. Production continued until 1933 when the company ceased motorcycle production to concentrate on their pedal powered products.

This stunningly presented 2 ¾ HP two speed belt drive Model 1 was actually recovered from a hedge in 1987 by the enthusiast vendor. As you can imagine it was in quite a state but it was extensively renovated with love and precision by the current owner, an engineer, and thoroughly enjoyed by him and his wife winning prizes at many classic events such as the Chipping Steam Fair. It is thought that very few have survived and the bike was re-registered on its original number in 2002 with the help of Michael Worthington-Williams once the restoration was complete. It comes with quite a selection of spare parts including a fuel tank, exhaust, rims, boxes of mechanical parts and what appears to be the best part of another engine as well as a pillion seat. There is also an extensive box file full of receipts and information about the rebuild together with various bits of technical information and a current V5C.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
ian.cunningham@handh.co.uk
07415871189

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 27th Mar, 2024

An auction of classic motorcycles & vintage scooters taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands. Venue Details

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