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Auction archive: Lot number 465

1932 New Hudson 346cc Model 34 Registration no. RFO 185 Frame no. LH711 Engine no. 3066

Estimate
£0
Price realised:
£3,795
ca. US$7,520
Auction archive: Lot number 465

1932 New Hudson 346cc Model 34 Registration no. RFO 185 Frame no. LH711 Engine no. 3066

Estimate
£0
Price realised:
£3,795
ca. US$7,520
Beschreibung:

The Birmingham firm of New Hudson started out as a bicycle manufacturer. Their first powered machine of 1903 used a clip-on Minerva engine, and this was followed by the first proper motorcycle in 1910. Competition success eluded the marque until Bert Le Vack took over racing development in 1927, becoming the first man to lap Brooklands at over 100mph on a 500 that same year. A new range of machines with inclined cylinders and partial enclosure of the crankcase and gearbox was announced for 1931. 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, which was later built by BSA. This rare New Hudson ‘sloper’ was purchased in a dismantled state by the vendor five years ago and has been restored. We are advised that work carried out has included an engine re-bore, fitting new valves, repainting the tank and cycle parts, rebuilding the wheels and relining the brakes, plus new tyres, chains and saddle. Requiring only minor finishing and carburettor tuning before returning to the road, the machine is offered with Swansea V5 registration document.

Auction archive: Lot number 465
Auction:
Datum:
27 Apr 2008
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. Their first powered machine of 1903 used a clip-on Minerva engine, and this was followed by the first proper motorcycle in 1910. Competition success eluded the marque until Bert Le Vack took over racing development in 1927, becoming the first man to lap Brooklands at over 100mph on a 500 that same year. A new range of machines with inclined cylinders and partial enclosure of the crankcase and gearbox was announced for 1931. 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, which was later built by BSA. This rare New Hudson ‘sloper’ was purchased in a dismantled state by the vendor five years ago and has been restored. We are advised that work carried out has included an engine re-bore, fitting new valves, repainting the tank and cycle parts, rebuilding the wheels and relining the brakes, plus new tyres, chains and saddle. Requiring only minor finishing and carburettor tuning before returning to the road, the machine is offered with Swansea V5 registration document.

Auction archive: Lot number 465
Auction:
Datum:
27 Apr 2008
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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