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Auction archive: Lot number 392

1925 New Hudson 499cc TT Sports Registration no. ER 4267 Frame no. FS 5371 Engine no. S1346

Estimate
£0
Price realised:
£5,750
ca. US$9,404
Auction archive: Lot number 392

1925 New Hudson 499cc TT Sports Registration no. ER 4267 Frame no. FS 5371 Engine no. S1346

Estimate
£0
Price realised:
£5,750
ca. US$9,404
Beschreibung:

The Birmingham firm of New Hudson started out as a bicycle manufacturer. The company's first powered machine of 1903 used a clip-on Minerva engine, and this was followed by the first proper motorcycle in 1910. New Hudson made its Isle of Man TT debut in 1911 but major competition success eluded the Birmingham firm until Bert Le Vack took over racing development in 1927, becoming the first man to lap Brooklands at over 100mph on a 500cc machine that same year. Le Vack's mount was powered by a development of New Hudson's own overhead-valve engine that had first appeared at the Isle of Man TT in 1924, and this handsome power unit was also used by the factory team in the 'Island' in 1927, works rider Jimmy Guthrie finishing the Senior race in second place. New Hudson announced a new range for 1931, but the onset of economic depression did little to encourage sales and in 1933 the company, by then manufacturers of Girling automotive components, ceased to build motorcycles. There was a brief return in 1940 with the New Hudson Autocycle, later built by BSA. New Hudson's TT Sports Model was claimed to be exactly the same as that ridden by Ted Mundey in the 1922 and 1923 Isle of Man TT races. Believed one of only six of its type still in existence, this example was formerly owned by Raymond Carter, VMCC Feridax Trophy winner and AJS marque specialist, and has been in the possession of the current vendor, a fellow VMCC member, for the past 24 years. We are advised that a hairline crack in the crankcase and chainguard has been professionally welded and that the engine has been re-sleeved/re-bored and fitted with new piston rings. Described by the vendor as in generally good/very good condition, this rare New Hudson is offered with old-style logbook, a quantity of expired MoT certificates (most recent 22nd January 2011) and Swansea V5 document.

Auction archive: Lot number 392
Auction:
Datum:
24 Apr 2011
Auction house:
Bonhams London
Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground Staffordshire County Showground Weston Road Stafford ST18 0BD Tel: +44 207 447 7447 Fax : +44 207 447 7401 [email protected]
Beschreibung:

The Birmingham firm of New Hudson started out as a bicycle manufacturer. The company's first powered machine of 1903 used a clip-on Minerva engine, and this was followed by the first proper motorcycle in 1910. New Hudson made its Isle of Man TT debut in 1911 but major competition success eluded the Birmingham firm until Bert Le Vack took over racing development in 1927, becoming the first man to lap Brooklands at over 100mph on a 500cc machine that same year. Le Vack's mount was powered by a development of New Hudson's own overhead-valve engine that had first appeared at the Isle of Man TT in 1924, and this handsome power unit was also used by the factory team in the 'Island' in 1927, works rider Jimmy Guthrie finishing the Senior race in second place. New Hudson announced a new range for 1931, but the onset of economic depression did little to encourage sales and in 1933 the company, by then manufacturers of Girling automotive components, ceased to build motorcycles. There was a brief return in 1940 with the New Hudson Autocycle, later built by BSA. New Hudson's TT Sports Model was claimed to be exactly the same as that ridden by Ted Mundey in the 1922 and 1923 Isle of Man TT races. Believed one of only six of its type still in existence, this example was formerly owned by Raymond Carter, VMCC Feridax Trophy winner and AJS marque specialist, and has been in the possession of the current vendor, a fellow VMCC member, for the past 24 years. We are advised that a hairline crack in the crankcase and chainguard has been professionally welded and that the engine has been re-sleeved/re-bored and fitted with new piston rings. Described by the vendor as in generally good/very good condition, this rare New Hudson is offered with old-style logbook, a quantity of expired MoT certificates (most recent 22nd January 2011) and Swansea V5 document.

Auction archive: Lot number 392
Auction:
Datum:
24 Apr 2011
Auction house:
Bonhams London
Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground Staffordshire County Showground Weston Road Stafford ST18 0BD Tel: +44 207 447 7447 Fax : +44 207 447 7401 [email protected]
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