Engine
Lot 327
c.1928 Rudge Speedway Engine Engine no. D18
Sold for £4,025 (US$ 5,892) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1928 Rudge Speedway Engine
Engine no. D18
Dirt track (speedway) racing arrived in the UK in 1928 from Australia, the first make to achieve dominance on the cinders being Douglas. The latter was soon deposed and for a while it was the lighter and more compact Rudge that ruled the roost before the arrival of the ubiquitous 'Speedway JAP' set the pattern for the next 30 years. 'D18' is one of the few - believed less than 20 - 'through-bolt' dirt track engines made and thus of exceptional rarity.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this engine dates from 1933 and not 1928 as catalogued.
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