1923 Excelsior 147cc Junior Frame no. 8518 Engine no. H4327
Lot 238
1923 Excelsior 147cc Junior Frame no. 8518 Engine no. H4327
Sold for £4,370 (US$ 6,838) inc. premium

Lot Details
1923 Excelsior 147cc Junior Frame no. 8518 Engine no. H4327 1923 Excelsior 147cc Junior Frame no. 8518 Engine no. H4327 1923 Excelsior 147cc Junior Frame no. 8518 Engine no. H4327 1923 Excelsior Junior 1923 Excelsior Junior 1923 Excelsior Junior 1923 Excelsior Junior 1923 Excelsior Junior 1923 Excelsior Junior
1923 Excelsior 147cc Junior
Registration no. BF6008
Frame no. 8518
Engine no. H4327
Like most other pioneers of Britain's motorcycle industry Excelsior fitted European manufacturers' proprietary engines at first, before turning to home-produced power plants - mainly Villiers, JAP, and Blackburne. Acquired by R Walker & Sons in 1919, Excelsior moved from Coventry to Birmingham. The Walkers believed in the value of racing for development and publicity, and the revitalised company was soon making its mark in competition, early successes including a number of World Records set at Brooklands by Tony Worters on 250cc and 350cc JAP-engined machines in 1926. Excelsior offered a diverse range of machines in numerous different capacities during the 1920s, this restored Junior model being powered by the 147cc Villiers Mark VI-C engine. Kept serviced and used recently, the Junior was ridden to and from its recent MoT inspection and is described as in generally excellent condition. The machine is offered with VMCC dating certificate, MoT/tax to 2013 and V5C.

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  • We are advised that the vendor still has possession of the original number plate for this motorcycle, which they may be willing to part with after the sale.
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