1939 Royal Enfield 350cc M Militaire
Lot 437
c.1944 Royal Enfield 346cc Model CO Frame no. M22267A
€5,000 - 7,000
US$ 6,300 - 8,800
amended

Lot Details
1939 Royal Enfield 350cc M Militaire 1939 Royal Enfield 350cc M Militaire 1939 Royal Enfield 350cc M Militaire 1939 Royal Enfield 350cc M Militaire
c.1944 Royal Enfield 346cc Model CO
Registration no. 3092 TE 14
Frame no. M22267A
In 1936 Royal Enfield began introducing a revised range featuring vertical engines, the first of which were the overhead-valve models G (350cc) and J (500cc). Later in the year the line-up expanded to include the basically similar 250cc overhead-valve S2 and 350cc sidevalve Model C. In 1940 the 'WD' (War Department) military Model C commenced delivery to UK armed forces and approximately 17,600 had been produced before the model was superseded by the overhead-valve WD/CO in 1942. By the war's end more than 29,000 WD/C and WD/CO models had been supplied to Allied forces, some 2,800-or-so going to the RAF. This example carries two 'Établissement Général du Matériel du Mans' plaques indicating that it was used by the French Armed Forces and rebuilt in July 1950. The machine is offered with French Carte Grise de collection and various documents relating to its purchase in 2000.

Footnotes

  • Royal Enfield 346 cm3 Model CO c.1944
    Immatriculation n° 3092 TE 14
    Cadre n° M22267A

    En 1936, Royal Enfield commença à introduire une gamme révisée dotée de moteurs verticaux dont les premières machines furent les types à soupapes en tête G (350 cm3) et J (500 cm3). Plus tard dans l'année, la gamme s'agrandit jusqu'à inclure la S2 à soupapes en tête de 250 cm3 et la Model C à soupapes latérales de 350 cm3 assez semblables. En 1940, la Model C du « WD » (War Department) commença à être livrée aux forces armées et environ 17 600 exemplaires en furent produits avant son remplacement par la WD/CO à soupapes en tête en 1942. À la fin de la guerre, plus de 29 000 WD/C et WD/CO avaient été livrées aux armées alliées dont environ 2800 à la RAF.

    Cet exemplaire porte deux plaques de l'établissement Général du Matériel du Mans indiquant qu'il a été utilisé par l'Armée française et reconstruit en juillet 1950. La machine est offerte avec sa carte grise française de collection et divers documents relatifs à son achat en 2000.

Saleroom notices

  • La machine est vendue avec son certificat d'immatriculation, mais pas la carte grise comme indiquée au catalogue. The machine is offered with a Certificat d'immatriculation, not a Carte Grise as stated in the catalogue.
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