1962 Francis-Barnett 149cc Fulmar 88
Registration no. 160 UN
Engine no. V15T 9227
Streamlining and enclosure were popular themes in the 1950s and 1960s, with the styling of many British lightweights showing signs of Italian influence. In the case of the Francis-Barnett Fulmar, there were clear traces of both the Aermacchi Chimera and Moto Guzzi Zigolo. Introduced for 1962, the Fulmar 88 represented a major departure from the Francis-Barnett norm, featuring a tubular spine frame, leading-link forks and pressed-steel tank/seat unit that formed the frame's upper structure. The engine was AMC's own 149cc single, manufactured by Villiers. This particular Fulmar was purchased circa 1980 for the late owner's son. In 1981 it was displayed at the International Classic Bike Show, and featured in Classic Bike's report on the event (December edition, page 24, copy available). An older restoration, the machine will require re-commissioning before returning to the road and is sold strictly as viewed. Offered with V5C registration document.
- There is now a V5 and old style logbook with this machine.