• 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.


Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
London
W1S 1SR
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Bonhams Collectors’ Car department

Phone 
+44-2074685801
Fax 
+44-2074477401