1967 Greeves 246cc Silverstone RES Frame no. 24RES 128 Engine no. GPA 2237

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Lot 456
1967 Greeves 246cc Silverstone RES
Frame no. 24RES 128 Engine no. GPA 2237

Sold for £ 3,220 (US$ 4,485) inc. premium
1967 Greeves 246cc Silverstone RES
Frame no. 24RES 128
Engine no. GPA 2237
Greeves' unorthodox trademarks of a cast beam 'downtube' and rubber-in-torsion leading-link fork proved adaptable to almost all forms of motorcycle from humble commuter, via a succession of highly successful off-roaders, to clubman's road-racer. Greeves' first road-racer, the Silverstone, was introduced for the 1963 season following the success of Reg Everett's converted scrambler. The production bike used a modified 24MDS frame, narrowed at the rear, and was powered by a Villiers 36A engine fitted with Greeves' own cylinder barrel and head. An Amal GP carburettor and expansion chamber exhaust were standard equipment and the motor produced 31bhp at 7,400rpm. Progressively developed through versions RAS to RFS until 1968, the Silverstone provided many an aspiring star with their first taste of road racing and today remains a popular mount in classic/historic racing's 250 class. One of only 58 RES Silverstones built for the 1967 season, the example offered here appears to be in generally excellent condition though, sadly, nothing is known of its history. The machine comes complete with fairing.

Saleroom notices

  • The engine number for this machine is GPA2 217.
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1967 Greeves 246cc Silverstone RES Frame no. 24RES 128 Engine no. GPA 2237
1967 Greeves 246cc Silverstone RES Frame no. 24RES 128 Engine no. GPA 2237
1967 Greeves 246cc Silverstone RES Frame no. 24RES 128 Engine no. GPA 2237
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