1955 Royal Enfield 346cc Bullet Trials Project Frame no. G2/36857 Engine no. G2/36857
Lot 310
1955 Royal Enfield 346cc Bullet Trials Project
Registration no. MUJ 839 Frame no. G2/36857 Engine no. G2/36857
Sold for £977 (US$ 1,229) inc. premium

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1955 Royal Enfield 346cc Bullet Trials Project Frame no. G2/36857 Engine no. G2/36857 1955 Royal Enfield 346cc Bullet Trials Project Frame no. G2/36857 Engine no. G2/36857 1955 Royal Enfield 346cc Bullet Trials Project Frame no. G2/36857 Engine no. G2/36857
1955 Royal Enfield 346cc Bullet Trials Project
Registration no. MUJ 839
Frame no. G2/36857
Engine no. G2/36857
Enfield revived the Bullet name in 1948 for a sensational new 350 sports bike with swinging-arm rear suspension and, after the prototypes' debut in the Colmore Cup trial, the Bullet went on to achieve its first major success in the ISDT later in the year. Royal Enfield's success in post-war trials owed much to its being first in the field with swinging-arm suspension, but arguably more to the talents of works rider Johnny Brittain, ably aided by the likes of Jack Stocker, Stan Holmes, Don Evans and younger brother Pat. This Bullet Trials was despatched to Wharf of Whitchurch on 26th June 1955, factory records showing that it was fitted with a battery carrier (but no lights). Incomplete, the machine is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. Accompanying paperwork consists of old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents. It should be noted that the V5C incorrectly records the frame number as '4759'. No reserve.
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