1965 James 149cc M16
Lot 217
1965 James 149cc M16 Cadet Frame no. HM15-122 Engine no. V15T-11534
Sold for £345 (US$ 579) inc. premium
Lot Details
1965 James 149cc M16 Cadet
Registration no. GGW 48C
Frame no. HM15-122
Engine no. V15T-11534
James's first post-war '125' was the ML, a 122cc Villiers 9D-engined machine derived from a successful military design. It was superseded in 1948 by a new model, similar to the 98cc Comet but using heavier cycle parts and the 10D engine. For 1950 the 122cc machine was named 'Cadet' and by the time the M16 model offered here was made, featured the 149cc AMC engine and revised cycle parts incorporating a telescopic front fork, swinging-arm rear suspension and full-width hubs. One of the last made before the end of James motorcycle production in 1966, this un-restored M16 Cadet was first owned by one John Raymond Walters of London SE1 and was acquired by the current vendor in November 1983 (receipt on file). Kept, unused, as part of the owner's private collection, 'GGW 48C' will require re-commissioning before returning to the road. The machine is offered with its original old-style logbook and Swansea V5 document. No reserve.

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  • The Frame no. is HM16-122
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