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Lot 124: Raleigh 3hp

Important Collectors' Motorcars & Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 June 2012)

Britain's best-known and longest-lived bicycle maker, Raleigh also manufactured motorcycles from circa 1902 to 1905, and again from 1919 to 1933. More recently, the Nottingham company offered a range of mopeds plus a scooter in the late 1950s/1960s. A time of cataloguing it had not been possible positively to identify this incomplete Vintage-era Raleigh. The vendor advises us that it is powered by a 400cc (the actual capacity would be 399cc) sidevalve engine, a type used for several different models during the early-to-mid-1920s, though the fact that this machine has all-chain drive suggests that it is a Model 5. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed.

Lot Details
Auction Important Collectors' Motorcars & Motorcycles
Bonhams, Oxford, UK
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number124
Estimate£1600-£2000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£1400
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1610
Year1924
Condition rating
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number3465
Engine number6559
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors