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Lot 1334: Greeves 24SAS Hawkstone ex Mike Jackson works rider

Vintage Sale, Cheffins (19 October 2013)

A restored machine that, at the time of cataloguing, remained on the workbench in apparently complete and finished condition. A copy of what is believed to be the works despatch book shows that the first machine on the page is Frame No. 59/1708 despatched on 26th march 1959 to dealers J & D Staddon of Bournemouth who supplied it to Mike Jackson (former Cheffins consultant) as annotated in the despatch record. The Special Instructions column shows a requirement for finned hubs which this machine sports back and front. Mike Jackson states that he purchased the bike as an iron barrelled example, his tuner 'Pop' Sharp was joint proprietor at J & D Staddon but the bike was so quick once run in that he deemed further tuning unnecessary. He also states that he used to modify his machines extensively (mudguard stays, seat, rims, handlebars etc) but that the passing years have meant that these mods have not survived. According to notes made by David Scotney he purchased the machine in 2000 from Andrew King, long time official of the Greeves owners club, and restored it over a period of years finishing in 2005. It was ridden once in 2008 at the Battlebridge show for 6 laps, health issues put on hold future plans for the Greeves Scrambles Series. The engine number is quoted on the despatch record as 888B/169, the large alloy square finned barrel currently fitted obscures the engine plate but it is not believed to be the original power plant. Copies of factory images showing the Hawkstone Special were believed by David to show this machine in its original guise, no road documents are supplied with this very fine and striking competition Greeves once owned by a factory rider.

Lot Details
Auction Vintage Sale
Cheffins, Cambridge, UK
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number1334
Estimate£3000-£4000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2200
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1959
Condition rating3
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number59/1708
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)250
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors