1948 EXCELSIOR 98CC AUTOBYK
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 131
Year : 1948
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : KMB 818
Chassis No. : # AX/2375
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 
To be sold without reserve
 

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.