c.1900 De Dion Bouton-engined Motorcycle (see text)
See previous Lot. The motorcycle offered here was acquired in 2007 from a jointly owned private collection in Spain. Noteworthy features include coil/battery ignition, bronze rear drive pinion and brass fixtures and fittings, although various minor control levers are missing. The frame has been repainted, while the engine itself is believed to displace 380cc. It should be noted that although the machine's general appearance suggests that it dates from around the turn of the 19th Century, it is not known when it was manufactured or by whom.