1947 James 125cc ML Frame no. L644 Engine no. B3833
Lot 131
1947 James 125cc ML
Registration no. VFF 128 Frame no. L644 Engine no. B3833
Sold for £2,415 (US$ 4,075) inc. premium
Lot Details
1947 James 125cc ML
Registration no. VFF 128
Frame no. L644
Engine no. B3833
Intended for use by airborne forces during WW2, James's famous Military Lightweight - it weighed around 150lbs and was known as the 'mechanical mouse' - continued post-war as the civilian 'ML'. Powered by a Villiers 9D single-cylinder two-stroke engine, the ML employed a rigid frame with bolted-on rear section and blade-type girder forks with central spring. The gearbox was a Villiers three-speeder with tank-mounted hand 'change while a single sprung saddle and rear luggage carrier were standard equipment also. The model was superseded by the James Comet at the end of 1948. Acquired by the current owner in 2008, this pretty James ML has been fully restored and is described as in generally excellent condition. The machine is offered with photocopied spare parts books, V5C registration document and MoT to 15th May 2014, and is currently taxed for the road.
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