The ex-John Noble
1961 Dot 246cc Works Replica Trials Project
Frame no. H600356
Engine no. 070D 1068
In post-war years, Manchester-based Dot concentrated on the production of Villiers-engined lightweights, becoming a major force in the trials and scrambles fields. The Dot was the most successful lightweight scrambler from the late 1940s to the 1960s when Greeves took over, often having the beating of larger-engined and better-funded rivals on numerous occasions. Dot also offered a trials model, although major successes in that discipline would not be achieved until 1958 and the return from National Service of Eric Adcock, who would go on to win over 750 awards for the Mancunian manufacturer. This Dot Works Replica was despatched new to Duncans of Brechin for first owner John Noble to use in the Scottish Six Days Trial (see Dot Motorcycles dating letter on file). There are no registration documents with this incomplete Lot, which is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. A cylinder barrel and head come with it. No reserve.
- The dating letter offered with this machine is a copy only. Please see the online catalogue for the single barrel included in the lot.