1956 FRANCIS BARNETT 150CC PLOVER
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 128
Year : 1956
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : 757 AFM
Chassis No. : # W1405
Engine No. : # 295B 12594
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 
To be sold without reserve
 

Francis Barnett were in business from 1919, and their slogan from the outset was 'Built like a bridge', derived from their method of frame construction. However, by the 1950s they had changed and, like a number of other manufacturers, confined their manufacturing to production of lightweight machines powered by proprietary Villiers engines in capacities ranging from 150 to 225cc. This Plover was purchased by the deceased owner at an indeterminate time. The bike has not been used for many years, being barn-stored in recent times, requiring restoration work by the new owner. Accompanying documentation comprises a current V5C, and the original RF60 buff log book dating from 1956.