1966 Greeves 246cc Challenger MX3 Registration no. see text Frame no. 24MX3A1272 Engine no. GPA5-1093
As an established engine builder, Greeves was able to survive while many rivals disappeared, along with the supply of Villiers engines, in the late 1960s. From then on the Southend-based company concentrated on its successful off-road competition models. The first all-Greeves model was the Challenger scrambler introduced in 1964. Built in 246cc and (later) 362cc capacities, the Challenger engine was carried in typically-Greeves cycle parts consisting of a cast alloy beam frame and leading-link forks, the latter of the 'banana' type from 1965. Offered for restoration, this Challenger has the optional Ceriani forks and would be ideal for classic 'twin-shock' competitions. The attached tax disc is for the registration 'VVD 1S' but this does not appear on the HPI database and may not pertain to this machine.