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Auction archive: Lot number 376

c.1930 New Hudson 500cc Registration no. OG 4243 Frame no. DSF620 Engine no. M18920

Estimate
£0
Price realised:
£8,050
ca. US$14,540
Auction archive: Lot number 376

c.1930 New Hudson 500cc Registration no. OG 4243 Frame no. DSF620 Engine no. M18920

Estimate
£0
Price realised:
£8,050
ca. US$14,540
Beschreibung:

New Hudson, a famous manufacturer of pedal cycles sited in Birmingham, experimented with a 211cc Minerva engine clipped to a standard New Hudson bicycle frame as early as 1900. But it was not until 1910 that this Birmingham factory made the wholehearted plunge into the production of motorcycles. They were always interested in racing, even as early as 1911, and by 1924 they had designed an ohv engine in both 350 and 500cc form for the 1924 TT. With the bit between their teeth they made several efforts, although hampered by poor preparation. But by a brilliant stroke of genius the New Hudson management hired the famed track rider Bert Le Vac who was as good an engineer as he was a rider. He was able to tune, prepare and ride machines as a factory team entry and in 1927 he, Jimmy Guthrie and Tommy Bullus entered for New Hudson, with Jimmy coming second at an average speed of 66.02 mph. The example on offer is a 496 ohv twin port machine, purchased many years ago as part of a large collection of machines owned by Bob Collier of Erdington, Birmingham. It was accompanied by a sister machine with the same reported history, and we are informed by the vendor that this machine was sold to the Bills collection of Rochester, Kent, later to be sold at the Bills Collection dispersal sale by Sotheby’s at Hendon, auctioneer Malcolm Barber. The vendor was informed by Bob Collier at time of acquisition that although the machine was registered in 1930 it had originally been ridden at the 1927 TT as a works machine by Tommie Bullus. This information has not been verified at time of cataloguing but it is hoped further research might provide clearer information by sale date. Presented in good order, the owner stating that it showed a ‘clean pair of heels’ to an Inter at a ‘thrash’ some years ago, he also states that it starts on the first kick. Currently fitted with a foot change gearbox, the original hand change gearbox is to be sold with the machine and can be refitted without modification. Accompanied by a V5.

Auction archive: Lot number 376
Auction:
Datum:
17 Oct 2004
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:

New Hudson, a famous manufacturer of pedal cycles sited in Birmingham, experimented with a 211cc Minerva engine clipped to a standard New Hudson bicycle frame as early as 1900. But it was not until 1910 that this Birmingham factory made the wholehearted plunge into the production of motorcycles. They were always interested in racing, even as early as 1911, and by 1924 they had designed an ohv engine in both 350 and 500cc form for the 1924 TT. With the bit between their teeth they made several efforts, although hampered by poor preparation. But by a brilliant stroke of genius the New Hudson management hired the famed track rider Bert Le Vac who was as good an engineer as he was a rider. He was able to tune, prepare and ride machines as a factory team entry and in 1927 he, Jimmy Guthrie and Tommy Bullus entered for New Hudson, with Jimmy coming second at an average speed of 66.02 mph. The example on offer is a 496 ohv twin port machine, purchased many years ago as part of a large collection of machines owned by Bob Collier of Erdington, Birmingham. It was accompanied by a sister machine with the same reported history, and we are informed by the vendor that this machine was sold to the Bills collection of Rochester, Kent, later to be sold at the Bills Collection dispersal sale by Sotheby’s at Hendon, auctioneer Malcolm Barber. The vendor was informed by Bob Collier at time of acquisition that although the machine was registered in 1930 it had originally been ridden at the 1927 TT as a works machine by Tommie Bullus. This information has not been verified at time of cataloguing but it is hoped further research might provide clearer information by sale date. Presented in good order, the owner stating that it showed a ‘clean pair of heels’ to an Inter at a ‘thrash’ some years ago, he also states that it starts on the first kick. Currently fitted with a foot change gearbox, the original hand change gearbox is to be sold with the machine and can be refitted without modification. Accompanied by a V5.

Auction archive: Lot number 376
Auction:
Datum:
17 Oct 2004
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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