Lot 1908


1938 Rudge 250cc ‘Sports’
Reg. no. DHP 931
Frame no. 63-424
Engine no. Z315
The Rudge Whitworth company was founded in 1894 in one of the epicentres of the early British motorcycle and car industries, Coventry. Producing bicycles at first, they expanded to motorcycles in 1911. 1912 saw the introduction of the innovative Multigear, which could provide as many as 21 forward speeds; an Isle of Man TT victory followed in 1914, the first of many sporting successes. By the late 1930s, however, The Depression had taken its toll on company finances and production was moved to Hayes in Middlesex. The 250 ‘Sports’ was the first model launched after the move and remained in production until the factory was turned over to radar production for the war effort.
This 1938 250 Sports was last used in 1954, a date confirmed by its last tax disc, which is still present with the bike. It has been dry stored for the last 65 years. The engine turns freely and the vendor states that it only needs a few small things to complete the recommissioning process. It comes with a reprinted handbook, plus an old logbook and a V5.

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£1,500 - 2,000

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