1970 Raleigh 49cc Runabout Moped
Registration no. WRP 81J
Frame no. 037466
Engine no. 2184431
Britain's best-known and longest-surviving bicycle maker, Raleigh also manufactured motorcycles from 1899 to 1905 and from 1919 to 1933. More recently, the Nottingham company offered a range of mopeds plus a scooter in the late 1950s/1960s, the majority of the moped range being built-under-license Motobécane Mobylettes. The first of the latter was the RM4 Automatic, introduced in 1961, while Raleigh first applied the 'Runabout' name to the RM6, which was built in various versions from May 1963 until February 1971 when production of all Raleigh mopeds ceased.
This Runabout was purchased by the current vendor in December 1995 and ridden in cyclemotor events until 2004, since when it has not been used. Working when placed in storage and described as in generally good condition mechanically, 'WRP 81J' will nevertheless require re-commissioning before returning to the road. The machine is offered with Swansea V5C document. No reserve.
- The engine number is R184431.