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Lot 642: c.1952 Monet-Goyon 125cc Type 53 GD

Collectors' Motor Cars, Bonhams (10 September 2005)

In 1922 Monet-Goyon obtained the licence for the manufacture of a 270cc Villiers two-stroke engine, and from then onwards the French firm would be one of Villiers’ best customers in Continental Europe. Four-stroke models powered by Swiss-built MAG engines were added to the range in 1927, but arguably the most successful Monet-Goyon of all was the super-sports ZS that used a 175cc Villiers ‘Brooklands TT’ motor to capture a string of French National Championships and World Speed Records in the 1920s. This example’s French Carte Grise records its date of first registration as 1952, though the presence of girder forks and a hand gearchange suggest that it may well have been manufactured earlier. The vendor purchased the machine some years ago from an antique dealer in Barjac, near Avignon, but has done nothing to it since. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, it comes with photocopy manual and French certificate of sale. No reserve.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motor Cars
Bonhams, Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum, Hampshire
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number642
Estimate£700-£1000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£450
Hammer Price (inc premium)£518
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