1923 Connaught De Luxe Solo 347cc With 3 Speed Hand Gears. For Sale
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Connaught De-Luxe Solo ( Super rare two stroke model )
3.5 h.p ( 347cc ) big cc model
Forks: Spring Forks ( Drews Patent ) Dreid Pattern, Own make.
Petrol Tap: Special two-level ( with filter), giving ample warning before
petrol supply is exhausted : )
Finish: Black, with usual parts plated.
Chassis/Vin No: 1273
Engine No: 155
Cubic Capacity: 347cc
Two Stroke De-Luxe Solo
Three Speed Gearbox: Hand Gear Change: Burman Gearbox.
De-Luxe: Chain drive version.
Advance retard lever control on handle bars.
Choke & accelerator levers on handle bars.
Cost new: ?62 Guineas ( Carriage Paid )
'Connaught were the producers of excellent 293cc and 347cc two-stroke singles with belt and chain drive to the rear wheel. The range of models became larger when Connaught introduced 1925 models with 348cc sv and ohv Blackburne and ohv Bradshaw (oil-cooled) engines. Bert Perrigo, who afterwards went to BSA, and Jack Sprosen were among leading Connaught riders.' ? Tragatsch.
Connaught motorcycles were produced in Birmingham by the Bordesley Engineering Company, which introduced its first model ? a 293cc single-cylinder two-stroke ? at the 1912 Olympia Show. Like the four-strokes of the time, early two-stroke engines relied on hand-pumped lubrication with oil being delivered from a separate compartment within the fuel tank. Connaught though, was among the first to use 'petroil' ( Petrol & oil ) lubrication, whereby oil is mixed with the petrol, which would become the accepted method and remain so for several decades. However, a hand pump was retained, presumably to allay fears about possible unreliability. After WWI the line-up expanded to include four-stroke models powered by Blackburne, Bradshaw and JAP engines as well as Connaught's own. The little two-stroke remained a fixture of the range until production ceased in 1926.
This particular motorcycle was found back in the early 80's and was restored over a period of time by the previous owner to last who rode the 1923 flat tank Connaught De-Luxe Solo 347cc two stroke in 1991 on a vintage rally, Since then the machine has been stored at his house with a collection of other motorcycles, last taxed in 1991 as can be seen in the pictures, we also have a copy of the insurance document from the same year.
The last owner who had the bike since 1988 decided to downsize his bike collection due to full retirement, this has to be one of those rare chances to purchase a piece of rare history.
Documents included the DVLA V5c logbook, various old photos, a genuine original Connaught sales brochure, as RARE as hens teeth ) and a letter hand written from ( The Vintage Motor Cycle Club Ltd )
+ Various tools, a tin of carbide pills for the lighting, but no matches : (
Look at the third photo on the EBay UK advertisement ( [email protected]@K at Item No: 132935633005 ) and you will see that the last owner found the correct carburettor which has never been fitted, this will come with the bike.
Please look at the pictures and you will see that the Connaught is still covered in a thick layer of dust from the 28 year sleep over, I have not tried to clean the dust and grease off the machine as i will give this pleasure to the new owner, with close inspection and a drop of mixed two-stroke oil and fuel the Connaught started after a few kicks but was immediately shut down as the bike will need a proper re-commission if its to be used again.
I have asked around and found out that this is a very rare Vintage motorcycle ( Not many survivors around, if any ? )
SERIOUS ENQUIRIES: Please call the shop/showroom on the details below between 10.30 and 6 or try my 24/7 most times mobile number on 07973 11 12 13 and ask for Frank.
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These prices are based on a standard classic sized motorcycle – any bookings that are made, we will need to quote based on the specific bike, as the crate size may need to be bigger if it is a larger classic – this will then increase the shipping freight costs.
Perth £908.00 Sailing time 4 weeks
Sydney £955.00 Sailing time 6 weeks
Melbourne £955.00 Sailing time 6 weeks
Brisbane £920.00 Sailing time 5 weeks
Auckland £908.00 Sailing time 6 weeks
Christchurch £1140.00 Sailing time 6 weeks
Yokohama £930.00 Sailing time 6 weeks
Boston £880.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
New York £845.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Chicago £939.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Atlanta £950.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Baltimore £880.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Miami £974.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Houston £927.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
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Seattle £1021.00 Sailing time 6 weeks
Jebel Ali £808.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Shanghai £806.00 Sailing time 4 weeks
Toronto £1021.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Vancouver £1138.00 Sailing time 4 weeks
Montreal £1009.00 Sailing time 2 weeks
For all other countries please email us your address/location for a quote.
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