1953 Terrot 125cc ETM Frame No. 396842 Engine No. 763
Lot 454
Terrot 123cc Type ETM 1953 Frame no. 396842
Sold for €690 (US$ 924) inc. premium
Lot Details
Terrot 123cc Type ETM 1953
Registration no. 7230 VF 61
Frame no. 396842
Introduced in 1943, the regulation permitting machines of up to 125cc to be ridden without a licence made this sector of the motorcycle market an important one for French manufacturers. Terrot's first offering was the Type EP, which debuted in 1946. The new '125' was powered by an overhead-valve engine, built in unit with a four-speed gearbox, which went into a rigid frame equipped with girder front fork. This was followed by the types FTE and ETPC, with hydraulically damped telescopic fork, and the ETD, which came with a dynamo and battery/coil ignition. In 1953 an 'economy' version – the ETM – was introduced, featuring flywheel magneto ignition and an un-damped front fork. Swinging-arm rear suspension distinguished the last of this series, the ETDS and ETM4S, both of which arrived in mid-1954. This ETM is offered with French Carte Grise normale and a comprehensive folder of technical information about the model.

Footnotes

  • Terrot 123 cm3 Type ETM 1953
    Immatriculation n° 7230 VF 61
    Cadre n° 396842

    Introduit en 1943, la possibilité de conduire sans permis des motos jusqu'à 175 cm3 ouvrit un important marché aux constructeurs français. La première offre de Terrot fut le Type EP apparu en 1946. La nouvelle « 125 » était dotée d'un monocylindre à soupapes en tête monté en bloc avec la boîte à 4 rapports dans un cadre rigide équipé d'un fourche avant à parallélogramme. Elle fut suivie par les types FTE et ETPC à fourche avant hydraulique télescopique et de l'ETD dotée d'une dynamo et d'un allumage par batterie et bobine. En 1953, une version économique » l'ETM, fut introduite avec un allumage par volant magnétique et fourche avant non amortie. Une suspension arrière à bras oscillant caractérisa les derniers types de cette série, les ETDS et ETM4S qui arrivèrent au milieu de 1954. Cette ETM est offerte avec sa carte grise française normale et un important dossier technique.

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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