1952 Universal 600 2B Sport
Lot 308
1952 Universal 600 2B Sport
Sold for £1,840 (US$ 2,885) inc. premium

Lot Details
1952 Universal 600 2B Sport
1952 Universal 600 2B Sport
Frame no. 763569
Engine no. 2B0120
Universal motorcycles, sometimes known as Helvetia, have the rare distinction of Swiss manufacture, by a firm who were primarily active in the domestic market from 1928 to 1964. Initially using proprietary 4-stroke engines from Anzani, JAP and Python, their own large capacity side-valve V-twins were launched in the mid 1930s. A 250cc 4-stroke single was added, post war, together with the top-of-the-range 580cc flat twin. The handsome shaft-drive Swiss twin is in a complete condition, having been purchased by the Museum in 1994. Aside from its engine the plunger-sprung Universal bears a certain resemblance to Sunbeam's S8. Displaying an indicated 62,538km on the speedometer, the machine is stated to be "largely original", and is offered with Tariff Badge and Zollausweiskarte.
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