c.1961 Cotton 249cc Continental Project Frame no. 61C34
Lot 328
c.1961 Cotton 249cc Continental Project
Registration no. 663 RLG Frame no. 61C34
Sold for £575 (US$ 731) inc. premium

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c.1961 Cotton 249cc Continental Project Frame no. 61C34 c.1961 Cotton 249cc Continental Project Frame no. 61C34 c.1961 Cotton 249cc Continental Project Frame no. 61C34
c.1961 Cotton 249cc Continental Project
Registration no. 663 RLG
Frame no. 61C34
The Gloucester firm of Cotton became famous in pre-war days for fine handling sports bikes powered by JAP and Blackburne engines. When the reconstituted company commenced post-war production in 1954, it was with a range of Villiers and Anzani-engined two-stroke roadsters, and the firm also built trials, scrambles and racing models. Villiers' 249cc 2T twin-cylinder engine was deservedly popular with the smaller independent manufacturers and Cotton first used this power unit in the Herald model of 1957. A sports version, the Double Gloucester, followed in 1960. The following year another sports twin was added to the range. This was the stylish Continental, which featured a tuned engine, twin downtube duplex frame, fly screen, chromed mudguards and full-width alloy hubs. A very early example, this incomplete Continental is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. The machine comes with old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents incorrectly identifying it as a Norman. No reserve.
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