1953 Francis-Barnett 197cc Falcon Frame no. TTMS 67210 Engine no. 070B 66739

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Lot 353
1953 Francis-Barnett 197cc Falcon
Registration no. 119 XUB Frame no. TTMS 67210 Engine no. 070B 66739

Sold for £ 402 (US$ 510) inc. premium
1953 Francis-Barnett 197cc Falcon
Registration no. 119 XUB
Frame no. TTMS 67210
Engine no. 070B 66739
After WW2 Francis-Barnett concentrated on the production of lightweight two-strokes powered firstly by Villiers engines, though from 1957 AMC’s own power units were fitted to many models. First introduced for 1949, the Falcon used the Villiers 6E 197cc engine, which was housed in a rigid frame with telescopic front fork. In August 1951 the Falcon (together with the 122cc Merlin) was upgraded with swinging arm rear suspension that used dampers of F-B’s own manufacture. The model continued in this form up to 1954, latterly with the Villiers 8E engine, when a new frame featuring central enclosure and a dualseat was introduced. Restored in 2007, this Model 58 Falcon is described as in generally good condition and offered with recently expired MoT (August 2009), current road fund licence and Swansea V5.
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