c.1930 Motobecane Two stroke Lightweight Type MB3
Lot 104
c.1930 Motobécane 100cc B.M.A. Type MB3 Frame no. 46755 Engine no. 8590
Sold for £1,725 (US$ 2,899) inc. premium
Lot Details
c.1930 Motobécane 100cc B.M.A. Type MB3
Frame no. 46755
Engine no. 8590
The BMA was a transport staple in inter-war France. With its light weight design and tiny fuel consumption, this machine was a viable alternative to the bicycle. As a result, these little machines were often run 'into the ground' and useable survivors are comparatively rare. The MB3 was made by France's most popular producer, the Paris-based Motobécane concern, and was effectively the most developed version produced with its low-revving, flexible two-stroke engine, smooth belt-drive and pivoting forks. Carefully restored, painted and re-plated by a member of the vendor's family, the MB3 is complete with pump and tool-bag, and is ready to feature in NACC events. Subject to re-commissioning, dating and registering, it may also be eligible for the VSCC Banbury run.

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  • The engine number for this lot should read 25448.
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