1925/26 Automoto Two stroke
Lot 98
1925/26 Automoto 125cc Frame no. 50847 Engine no. A8 11564
Sold for £2,760 (US$ 4,617) inc. premium
Lot Details
1925/26 Automoto 125cc
Frame no. 50847
Engine no. A8 11564
An alternative to Paris, the town of Saint-Étienne in Loire has long been a centre of manufacture and engineering, and is often referred to as the Birmingham of France. Automoto, founded in 1901, built robust machines including soundly-engineered two-wheelers powered by proprietary engines. During the mid-1920s, they produced machines renowned for their excellence and durability. Despite this, though the make eventually merged into the Terrot group, and manufacture ceased in 1962. The two-stroke, lightweight Automoto offered here is a typical example of their manufacture in the mid-1920, with its kick-starter, long hand-change lever and chain drive. Restored by a member of the vendor's family in the correct Automoto livery, the machine will make an excellent steed for the owner who prefers a lighter machine for VMCC events.
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