1961 Royal Enfield 693cc Constellation
Registration no. 780 WPG
Frame no. 9860
Engine no. SM SA H 8732
This example of one of Britain's rarer parallel twins was updated by a previous owner who wanted a machine better suited to modern-day traffic and capable of use as a classic tourer. To this end, he rebuilt the engine, up-rated the electrical system to 12 volts, and replaced the original magneto with a Boyer Bransden electronic ignition system using a distributor and coils. In addition, he added the Moto Guzzi front forks together with a Norton Commando twin-leading-shoe front hub/brake to provide enhanced stopping power, laced to an Akront alloy rim. Should the new owner wish to return the Constellation to more standard trim, it comes with its original Royal Enfield front forks and headlamp 'casquette', centre stand and a box of miscellaneous parts. Accompanying documentation consists of a Swansea V5C and Royal Enfield Owners' Club dating certificate, the latter stating that the engine was manufactured in 1959. The machine is expected to be freshly MoT'd and taxed at time of sale.