Described as good condition overall but actually presented in “garage find” condition requiring recommissioning and having the potential to be lifted to Excellent if not concours condition with a bit of work. Classic Bike Workshop can quote for this work but we think the provenance and relative ease of work may appeal to someone with the necessary skills and motivation to take it as you see it here. The engine number you can see clearly, the Frame number is A1589 which you will find is matching and original although there is no Ownership Club paperwork to confirm. We think you will also find that it wears the original registration number too. The reason is simple; only two owners from first registration on 10th June 1953, the last owner of 40 years from our home town and the first owner from nearby Woodley. We haven’t touched it but the pictures tell the story; beautifully restored and will have been running perfectly knowing the last owner as we did. Stored for a few years and needing very little other than a good clean and mechanical recommissioning, with the clear exception of the rear wheel rim which has corroded badly. Presumably a sub-standard imported item unlike most of the parts used in the older restoration, it will be easily replaced to match the front rather than re-chromed we think. Really rather beautiful and with the potential to be a stunner again with a wonderful standard specification, many nice original parts and excellent provenance with the numbers and ownership history.
This machine is one of a cherished collection of motorcycles owned, fettled and ridden by a local gentleman, sadly now departed. I personally rode with him on classic runs and always admired his machines and the man himself, so proud to have the privilege of finding new homes for his classic bikes. In this case the bike is offered for sale as seen from storage but it could be recommissioned by Classic Bike Workshop for the new owner, ready to ride and show with the best out there.