1923 Ajax 'Lady's Model' 147 cc, Frame no. 1132 Engine no. 6058
Lot 10
1923 Ajax 'Lady's Model' 147 cc Frame no. 1132 Engine no. 6058
Sold for £3,335 (US$ 5,605) inc. premium
Lot Details
1923 Ajax 'Lady's Model' 147 cc
Registration no. CT 5959
Frame no. 1132
Engine no. 6058
Believed to have been made, or, at least assembled, by Ajax Motor Manufacturing of Arthur St., Birmingham, the ephemeral Ajax was one of many designs marketed for the increase in demand for personal transport after WW1. An open-frame 'Lady's Model' – the company is thought to have built only this type – the Ajax uses a 147 cc Villiers engine unit with typical equipment of the period. A 'barn-find' in 1960, it was stored for 45 years before being rebuilt! Mechanically good, the Ajax was serviceably re-finished and put back on the road until SORN in 2011.
Believed to be the only surviving Ajax, this charming machine merits further research and is a good prospect for a Banbury entry.

Saleroom notices

  • The machine is offered with a history file and an RF.60 Log Book. The engine number is 6056.
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