1948 Brockhouse Corgi 98cc
Lot 459
1948 Brockhouse Corgi 98cc
Sold for £437 (US$ 747) inc. premium
Lot Details
1948 Brockhouse Corgi 98cc
Registration no. JSK 791
Frame no. 1925MB
Engine no. Mk2 W21044
A development of the wartime Welbike, a small ‘fold-away’ lightweight motorcycle designed for dropping by parachute, the Corgi appeared in 1948. Manufactured by Brockhouse Engineering of Southport, it was powered by a built-under-license Excelsior Spryt 98cc two-stroke single. Carrying its horizontal engine in a low-slung tubular frame on top of which sat the fuel tank, the saddle was mounted bicycle-fashion on a tubular seat post and the handlebars could be folded down flat. Early models initially had no kick-starter, but this was soon introduced along with a dog clutch and, in 1949, a two-speed gearbox and telescopic forks became options. Acquired by the vendor in 1992, this clutch-equipped model has been regularly MoT’d. We are advised that the rear mudguard is non-standard and that the bike comes with two glassfibre copies of the original, plus mould. Last used in 2004, the machine is offered with (copy) owner’s manual, a quantity of engine and magdyno spares, dating certificate and Swansea V5. No reserve.
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