1930 Stylson 350cc RH Frame No. 250 Engine No. CS1688
Lot 448
1930 Styl'son Type 350 RH Frame no. RH149 Engine no. CS1688
Sold for €4,830 (US$ 6,077) inc. premium

Lot Details
1930 Stylson 350cc RH Frame No. 250 Engine No. CS1688 1930 Stylson 350cc RH Frame No. 250 Engine No. CS1688
1930 Styl'son Type 350 RH
Registration no. 5154 VG 61 (formerly 501 EP 38)
Frame no. RH149
Engine no. CS1688
Styl'son motorcycles - the Anglicised punctuation was deliberate - were made in the Loire district of France at Le Chambon Feugerolles. They were a small firm, in production only from 1919-1934, who made very sporting and distinctive machines in what was often a 'British' style, using proprietary engines and other components from Britain and from France. The character of the Styl'son has meant that the relatively few examples surviving are very keenly sought after by collectors who revere their riding qualities.

This Styl'son is an example of their RH series of 1929-31 which used the powerful and accelerative Blackburn single-port OHV engine made in Surrey, England, and a rarity in its own right. The gearbox was also English, a Burman hand-change, three-speed, while the frame and forks came from AYA of St. Etienne, the lower tank-tube being 'bridged' to accommodate the Blackburne overhead-valve gear. This good-looking, light and compact machine had excellent manners, helped by the 180mm brakes.

Presented in an as found 'dans son jus' condition after an earlier part restoration to running condition in which the Styl'son was hand-painted, the RH' features lighting by Marchal, a Morel D1 magneto, a Mikro oil-pump and the 'Sports' mudguards. The original silencer is missing but can be replaced if desired. 'As British as they come' might be an apt description of this most appealing French sports motor cycle.

Footnotes

  • Styl'son Type 350 RH 1930
    Immatriculation : n° 5154 VG 61 (anciennement 501 EP 38)
    Cadre : n° RH149
    Moteur : n° CS1688

    Les motos Styl'son – avec ponctuation anglaise délibérée – furent produites au Chambon Feugerolles (près St Étienne) dans la Loire. Cette petite firme produisit de 1919 à 1934 des motos sportives et originales, souvent de style anglais, à base de moteurs et de composants de provenance extérieure britanniques ou français. La personnalité des Styl'son a fait que peu de machines ont survécu et qu'elles sont très recherchées par des collectionneurs qui apprécient leur comportement dynamique.

    Cetet Styl'son fait partie de la série RH de 1929-1931 dotée du puissant et brillant moteur Blackburn à culbuteurs et simple échappement fabriqué dans le Surrey et déjà une rareté en soi. La boîte de vitesses est aussi anglaise – une Burman trois rapports à sélecteur manuel – tandis que le cadre et la fourche provenaient de chez AYA à St Étienne – le tube de réservoir inférieur étant déformé pour dégager la culbuterie du Blackburn. Cette élégante et légère machine offre un très bon comportement routier, aidé par des freins de 180 mm.

    Présentée « dans son jus » après une restauration partielle en état de fonctionnement et avec une peinture « à la main », cette RH se caractérise par son éclairage Marchal, sa magnéto Morel D1, sa pompe à huile Mikro et ses garde-boue « sport ».Le silencieux d'origine est absent, mais il peut être aisément remplacé si l'on veut. « Aussi anglaise que possible » : telle pourrait être la description de cette rare et séduisante sportive française.

Saleroom notices

  • La machine est propose avec Certificat d'immatriculation. This machine is now offered with Certificat d'immatriculation.
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