1960 Greeves 249cc 2T Competition Special
Frame no. 60/1576
Engine no. 229D 10745
Greeves' unorthodox trademarks of a cast beam 'down-tube' 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 were Anzani powered and it was not until 1957 that the first Villiers 2T-engined twin appeared. This 2T-engined Greeves competition 'special' was purchased in Anglesey 14 years ago. (Although rivals Dot fitted the 2T engine to one of their scrambler models, Greeves only ever used Villiers singles for that purpose). Raced in AMA Pre-'65 events for the past three seasons, the machine is being sold to make way for a four-stroke scrambler. The vendor advises us that the engine was fitted with a new crankshaft two seasons ago and reports that the swinging-arm spindle and front suspension need attention.
- This lot has been withdrawn.