1962 Greeves

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    662B2465
  • Lot number 
    222
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

1962 Greeves 24TE 197cc 'Scottish' Trials
Registration no. 704 GOP
Frame no. 24TE338
Engine no. 662B2465

Greeves' unorthodox trademarks of a cast beam 'downtube' and rubber-in-torsion leading-link fork proved adaptable to almost all forms of motorcycle from humble commuter to clubman's road-racer. Nevertheless, it was the firm's off-road products that really put it on the map; the name 'Scottish' being adopted following Jack Simpson's victory in the Scottish Six Days Trial's 200cc category in 1957. This Scottish left the factory with a 250cc engine fitted (as indicated by the '24TE' frame number prefix) but currently has a 197cc unit installed. We are advised by the vendor that the previous owner had the engine rebuilt and fitted with electronic ignition, and that he used the machine for green-lane riding. The current owner has used the Greeves for shopping trips and short runs. Last ridden in 2015 and described as in generally good condition, the machine is offered with a V5C document.