1962 Francis-Barnett 149cc Fulmar 88 Frame no. DGR 1726 Engine no. V15T 10077

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Lot 47
1962 Francis-Barnett 149cc Fulmar 88
Registration no. 501 GOB Frame no. DGR 1726 Engine no. V15T 10077

Sold for £ 862 (US$ 1,176) inc. premium
1962 Francis-Barnett 149cc Fulmar 88
Registration no. 501 GOB
Frame no. DGR 1726
Engine no. V15T 10077
Streamlining and enclosure were popular themes in the 1950s and 1960s, with the styling of many British lightweights showing signs of Italian influence. In the case of the Francis-Barnett Fulmar, there were clear traces of both the Aermacchi Chimera and Moto Guzzi Zigolo. Introduced for 1962, the Fulmar 88 represented a major departure from the Francis-Barnett norm, featuring a tubular spine frame, leading-link forks and pressed-steel tank/seat unit that formed the frame's upper structure. The engine was AMC's own 149cc single, manufactured by Villiers.

'501 GOB' comes with its original logbook revealing that the machine was first registered to Francis-Barnett Ltd in May 1962 and not sold to its first private owner until October 1963. The current vendor's father is the fourth private owner listed. Additional paperwork consists of old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents. It should be noted that the frame number is incorrectly listed as ' DSR 1726' in the latter.
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1962 Francis-Barnett 149cc Fulmar 88 Frame no. DGR 1726 Engine no. V15T 10077
1962 Francis-Barnett 149cc Fulmar 88 Frame no. DGR 1726 Engine no. V15T 10077
1962 Francis-Barnett 149cc Fulmar 88 Frame no. DGR 1726 Engine no. V15T 10077
1962 Francis-Barnett 149cc Fulmar 88 Frame no. DGR 1726 Engine no. V15T 10077
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