1930 FN 348cc M70 Frame no. 139070 Engine no. 3085
Lot 226
1930 FN 348cc M70
Frame no. 139070 Engine no. 3085
Sold for €6,670 (US$ 8,860) inc. premium
Lot Details
1930 FN 348cc M70
Frame no. 139070
Engine no. 3085
Best known for its sensational four-cylinder models, FN demonstrated the same innovative spirit in the design of its singles, being among the first to adopt unitary construction of the engine and gearbox, permitting the use of gear primary drive. These were all features of the sidevalve M70 tourer, launched in 1927. A saddle tank, lengthened wheelbase, enclosed valves and a revised exhaust system were among improvements made to the M70 for 1929. This Vintage-era M70 was produced at FN's assembly plant at Aachen, Germany. Restored between 2004 and 2007, the machine is described as in 'A1' condition and offered with Isle of Man registration papers and a large file of documents to include builder's notes, parts lists, pre-war German logbook, owner's manual and photographs of the original owner.

Footnotes

  • FN M70 348 cm3 1930
    Cadre n° 139070
    Moteur n° 3085

    Plus connue pour ses sensationnels types à moteur à quatre cylindres, FN fit preuve de la même inventivité dans la conception de ses monocylindres en étant une des premières marques à adopter le montage en bloc du moteur et de la boîte qui permettait le pontage d'une transmission primaire par engrenages. Ces caractéristiques sont celles de la M70 de tourisme à soupapes latérales, lancée en 1927. Un réservoir en selle, un empattement plus long, des soupapes enfermées et un échappement redessiné furent les améliorations introduite sur la M70 pour 1929. La M70 de la période « Vintage » fut produite à l'usine d'assemblage de FN à Aix-la-Chapelle (Allemagne). Restaurée entre 2004 et 2007, la machine, décrite comme étant en condition « A1 », est accompagnée de ses papiers d'immatriculation dans l'île de Man et d'un épais dossier de documents comprenant des notes du constructeur, des listes de pièces, le titre de propriété allemand d'avant guerre, le manuel de l'utilisateur et des photos du premier propriétaire.

Saleroom notices

  • This machine is offered with a copy only of the Pre-war German logbook.
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