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Lot 737
c.1925 Ner-A-Car Motorcycle

Sold for US$ 5,750 inc. premium

MOTOR CARS

18 Sep 2004, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

c.1925 Ner-A-Car Motorcycle
Designed in the United States by Carl A. Neracher, the name of this odd motorcycle is based on the originator’s name, not on the fact that this strange contraption is near a car.

The pressed steel chassis pieces provided a sandwich for the engine of the Ner-A-Car. That engine started life as a single-cylinder, 211cc air-cooled Blackburn unit, but was later increased to 285cc. Although there was no rear suspension, there was limited springing to the front axle by way of the small dual springs and the torsion loop on which the axle pivoted.

According to motorcycle historian Hugo Wilson, the transmission was by friction from the engine's large flywheel.

In very good condition, the Wiglesworth Ner-A-Car retains its original sprung saddle and will make a rare and fascinating addition to any fine collection of motorcycles.
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