c.1950 James Superlux Autocycle
Lot 553
c.1950 James Superlux Autocycle
Sold for £345 (US$ 531) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1950 James Superlux Autocycle
Registration no. HAB 223
Frame no. J14647
James had begun concentrating on the manufacture of two-stroke-powered lightweights in the 1930s and continued the policy after WW2. Autocycles, immensely popular at this time, offered the prospect of affordable two-wheeled transport in a period of austerity. Like the mopeds of the 1950s and the definitive machine of this type - the Honda 50 - they were aimed at a non-enthusiast mass market, offering simplicity of operation and, often, a degree of weather protection. A rigid-framed model fitted with tubular girder forks, the James Superlux autocycle was powered by a 98cc Villiers Junior de Luxe engine enclosed by pressed-steel panels. The model received the new Villiers 2F unit for 1950 and continued in production in this form until 1954. Preserved in apparently good order, this example is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. The machine displays a tax disc dated December 1956. No documents.
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