Property of a deceased's estate,1929 Coventry Eagle 350cc Sports Project Frame no. 50603 Engine no. GPROCE276
Lot 110
Property of a deceased's estate,1929 Coventry Eagle 350cc Sports Project
Registration no. GK 4870 Frame no. 50603 Engine no. GPROCE276
£2,800 - 3,200
US$ 3,800 - 4,300

Amended
Lot Details
Property of a deceased's estate
1929 Coventry Eagle 350cc Sports Project
Registration no. GK 4870
Frame no. 50603
Engine no. GPROCE276
'The Coventry Eagle motorcycle was born out of a cycle company formed by Messrs Hotchkiss, Mayo and Meek in 1890, selling "Royal Eagle" cycles at their Hill Cross factory.' – Damien Kimberley, 'Coventry's Motorcycle Heritage'.

Established in Victorian times as a bicycle manufacturer, Coventry Eagle built a diverse range of motorcycles using proprietary (mainly JAP) engines from circa 1900 onwards, though machines only began to be produced in significant numbers after WWI. A dozen-or-so Coventry-Eagles were offered for 1929, ranging from the diminutive 147cc D21 lightweight to the formidable 998cc 'Flying 8' v-twin. Among them were two new overhead-valve sports models with Sturmey-Archer twin-port engines: a '350' and a '500'. The Sturmey-Archer models continued in the Coventry Eagle range for the next few years, latterly with sloping cylinders, and were dropped at the end of the 1932 season.

This rare Coventry Eagle sports roadster was acquired by the late owner in October 2006 from Mr Roger Lovell of Exeter, its owner since December 1983. Presented in dismantled and incomplete condition, the machine is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. A V5C Registration Certificate comes with it.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is GPRODE 1672.
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