1953 Brockhouse 98cc Corgi MkII
Registration no. PYA 954
Frame no. 25552
Engine no. 1552
A development of the wartime Welbike, a small 'fold-away' lightweight motorcycle designed for dropping by parachute, the Corgi first appeared in 1948. Manufactured by Brockhouse Engineering of Southport, it was powered by a built-under-license Excelsior Spryt 98cc two-stroke single. A kick-starter and dog clutch were soon introduced on the Mark II version and then for 1949 a two-speed gearbox and telescopic forks became available as options. This restored example was purchased in 2005 from Mr Julian Norris of South Cadbury, Somerset, who told the current vendor that he had acquired it from the Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford. It was said to have belonged to a gentleman who kept the Corgi on his narrow boat on the Great Western Canal and used it for trips to the pub or shops. Described as in generally good condition, the machine is offered with 'as purchased' photograph (taken in Mr Norris's bedroom), instruction manual and Swansea V5C document. No reserve.
- The registration number on this vehicle is PYA94 and not as stated in the catalogue