1936 Rudge 499cc Special Frame no. 58111 Engine no. S3089
Lot 381
1936 Rudge 499cc Special
Registration no. EPF 722 Frame no. 58111 Engine no. S3089
Sold for £9,200 (US$ 15,463) inc. premium
Lot Details
1936 Rudge 499cc Special
Registration no. EPF 722
Frame no. 58111
Engine no. S3089
Previously forming part of a motorcycle combination, this newly restored Special has only completed a few running-in miles following an extensive ‘last nut and bolt’ rebuild. In 1962 the previous owner, Ian Schofield, engaged London main dealer Godfrey’s Ltd to rebuild the engine and gearbox and then, for reasons unknown, laid up the bike at the back of the garage from where it emerged many years later to be sold by the Rudge Club (see ‘as found’ photograph on file). Undertaken by an acknowledged marque expert in 2008, the restoration of the engine and gearbox merely required the careful removal of solidified grease from the internal surfaces, everything being found to be ‘as new’. The cycle parts needed a little more work, including stove-enamelling and expert coachlining; new wheel rims and spokes; replacement tank; mudguard repairs; new cables, levers and oil pipes; refurbished carburettor; and a complete electrical system rewire and overhaul. A little additional work would bring ‘EPF 722’ to concours condition but as presented here it is a very usable example fit for long-term ownership and enjoyment. The machine is offered with old-style continuation logbook, previous owner paperwork, current road fund licence and Swansea V5C document.
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