c.1937 New Imperial-Austin 750cc Special
Frame no. 97/35287/SF
Builder of the last British-made machine to win the Lightweight 250 TT (in 1936), New Imperial was unsurpassed for innovation during the 1930s, introducing models featuring pivoted fork rear suspension and unitary construction of the engine and gearbox. The unfinished 'special' offered here consists of a 1937 New Imperial sprung frame and an Austin Seven four-cylinder sidevalve engine. What inspired its owner to embark on this unusual project remains a mystery. There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.