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1955 James 197cc Captain Registration no. DCW 806 Frame no. 55/K7 2279 Engine no. 075B/46163

Estimate: £600 - £800
ca. US$932 - US$1,243
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 129, Views: 7211

A 1955 model, this James Captain has the swinging-arm frame and Villiers 8E engine/three-speed gearbox introduced for 1954. The machine comes with its original bill of sale issued by supplying dealership Harry & Frank Hebden Ltd of Burnley to first owner Mr J R King of Padiham, Lancashire. Mr King ordered the James with a windscreen, panniers, leg shields and pillion footrests, which together with number plates, road tax, licence holder and insurance brought the purchase price up to £135 3s 11d. Nothing is known about the machine's subsequent history or when it acquired the lurid orange finish. We understand that a Swansea V5C document has been applied for.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Collectors' Motorcycles, Motor Cars and Related Memorabilia & Spares
Date of the auction: 16 Jun 2012
Address: Bonhams London
Oxford Banbury Road Shipton-on-Cherwell Kidlington Oxford OX5 1JH Tel: +44 1865 853640 Fax : +44 1865 372722 [email protected]