1938 Standard 487cc Rex  Frame no. CK 5026682 Engine no. 37052

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Lot 273
1938 Standard 487cc Rex
Frame no. CK 5026682 Engine no. 37052

Sold for £ 2,300 (US$ 2,891) inc. premium
1938 Standard 487cc Rex
Frame no. CK 5026682
Engine no. 37052
Established by Wilhelm Gutbrod in Germany, in the mid-1920s - and at the top end of the market – Standard subsequently purchased the Swiss firm of Zehender in 1930, thus providing two manufacturing bases within which where produced a variety of 4-stroke singles and twins, between 200 and 1000cc, using JAP or MAG engines. In the late 1930s they became responsible for their own ohc 500cc motor that exhaled via a pair of upswept 'question mark' exhausts. The chassis of the expensively priced Rex was unique inasmuch its long wheelbase frame employed a form of swing arm plunger suspension at the rear, plus Castle-type leading link forks at front! It was in 1969 that the Museum purchased the un-restored Rex, which is offered with related 'paperwork' and an embossed Wehrmacht Treasury document.

Saleroom notices

  • This machine carries frame no. 37052 and engine no. CK50-26682 and not as stated in the catalogue. There are no documents accompanying this machine.
  • This machine does NOT have any related paperwork and embossed Wehrmacht Tresury Documents
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