12th Jul, 2023 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
Lot 258
 

1936 Rudge Special
An old workhorse

Sold for £8,050

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: UXS 934
Frame No: 56434
Engine No: 52306
CC: 500
MOT: Exempt

  • Purchased as a basket case in 2017
  • Lots of work was carried out to get it back on the road
  • Mervyn Stratford built the engine
  • Running very well
  • Current V5C on file

The Rudge name was made famous by Graham Walker's victory in the 1928 Ulster Grand Prix. The bike, especially the bronze head Ulster replica became the mainstay of road racing in the day with even Enzo Ferrari running a race team in Italy using Rudges. This racing heritage gave the Rudge name a lot of credibility but unfortunately works supported racing and the supply of race machinery ended around the mid-thirties with the death of Rudge-Whitworth principle and driving force J.V. PUGH.

The Rudge Special on offer was purchased in 1997 as a basket case and needed plenty of work. The current vendor did not want to do a concourse restoration and decided to restore it as a shed discovery. The engine was sent to Mervyn Stratford for a complete overhaul. Since the Rudge has been enjoyed very much by the vendor and has never let him down since. It comes complete with a number of spares including front and rear mudguards, a current V5C, a large file with Rudge paperwork, and the advert from where it was purchased.

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

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 12th Jul, 2023

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

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To enquire about entering your motorcycle or vintage scooter into auction please call our sales office on 01925 210035, email sales@HandH.co.uk or click the Get A Valuation button. Valuations are complimentary and without obligation.

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