After the Second World War the need for transport for many people was fulfilled by the autocycle. A half-way-house between bicycles and motorcycles, they were cheap to buy, and cheap to run. Effectively providing a bicycle with motorised assistance, they had appeared before the war and continued to grow in numbers post-war. Many manufacturers included one in their range, most being powered by Villiers engines. Excelsior was no exception, and their Autobyk model featured in their range for many years. KMB 818 was purchased by the deceased owner at an indeterminate time and has not been used in the present ownership. It is in need of restoration and sold strictly as viewed. There are no documents with this lot.