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Lot 417: 1929 New Hudson 500cc Model H

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

The New Hudson name dates back to the 1890s as makers of both bicycles and the Armstrong hub gear. By 1911, in addition to making the Armstrong-Triplex hub gear fitted in many motor cycles, the company introduced its first own-brand machine, made in Birmingham. In the 1920s, the company was both famous and successful, winning races under the tuning and riding guidance of Bert le Vack, and adding the companyís new Girling brake at the end of the decade. Sales, however, fell rapidly in the Great Depression, and Joseph Lucas Ltd took over the company post-1930. Subsequent New Hudsons were lightweight auto-cycles. RD 992 is a sporting five-hundred side-valve from the companyís 1929 range, now a rare machine and in store for many years. With most of the makerís original finish remaining and in good mechanical order, re-commissioning should be a simple affair, though preservation might well be preferred to restoration. The V5, for its Reading number, is present.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number417
Estimate£2200-£2600
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£3200
Hammer Price (inc premium)£3680
Year1929
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Mileage-
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Engine number52126
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