Property of a deceased's estate 1929 Royal Enfield 2¾hp Model G Registration no. UT 4671 Frame no. G3129 Engine no. 5505LS
Like many other British motorcycle manufacturers, Royal Enfield's origins were in the bicycle trade. The Redditch company built its first powered vehicles - De Dion-engined tricycles and quadricycles - in the closing years of the 19th Century and its first motorcycle around 1900. By 1904 the firm was concentrating on car production, resuming motorcycle manufacture in 1910 with a v-twin Motosacoche-powered lightweight. The first 2¾hp (350cc) Enfield appeared in 1924 in overhead-valve and sidevalve versions, both of which used engines supplied by J A Prestwich. The JAP engine gave way to one of Royal Enfield's own manufacture for 1925, at which time the three-speed Sturmey Archer gearbox was standardised. An older restoration, this overhead-valve '350' Enfield was last taxed for the road in 2006 and will require re-commissioning prior to further use. Offered without reserve, the machine comes with an old-style continuation logbook, old-style V5 and V5C registration documents. No reserve.