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Lot 208: Excelsior Universal Model U2

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (23 June 2010)

This 1953 Excelsior Universal Model U2 has the optional battery and lighting and is fitted with plunger rear suspension. The Villiers 125 engine was standard fitment and appears to have a non-standard Triumph silencer. The wheels were rebuilt 3 years ago. This motorcycle has been stood for some time in a private collection and was last on the road in 2007. It has the very rare and correct dual saddle and is ideal for learner legal riders. The bike recently started very easily but could do with a really good clean. Not many of these machines are still in existence and engine parts are still readily available from Villiers Services in the West Midlands. This is a nice lightweight motorcycle with a bit more class than a Bantam as Excelsior were renowned for their performance machines.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number208
Estimate£1000-£1500
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£750
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1953
Condition rating0
Registration number239 XUA
Mileage-
Chassis numberW69/6366
Engine number237A48401
Engine capacity (cc)125
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors