Summary

  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    808B 7580
  • Lot number 
    39
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

c.1961 Greeves 249cc Sports Twin Project
Engine no. 808B 7580

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, but it was the firm's off-road products which really put it on the map, generating valuable publicity that helped sell the roadsters. Greeves first twin-cylinder models of the mid-1950s used the Anzani engine and it was not until 1957 that the first Villiers-engined twin - the 25D Fleetwing - appeared. Renamed 'Sports Twin' for 1959, the 2T-engined roadsters were updated with a new scrambler-based frame for 1961 and the following year were comprehensively restyled in the fashion of the day, gaining a Perspex-screened handlebar fairing, tank with knee cutaways, fork spats, slightly rear-set footrests and full-width hubs. This incomplete Sports Twin is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered without reserve.