1960 Francis-Barnett 147cc Plover 78 Frame no. A9529R Engine no. 295B 34639

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 48
1960 Francis-Barnett 147cc Plover 78
Registration no. XVA 635 Frame no. A9529R Engine no. 295B 34639

Sold for £ 368 (US$ 491) inc. premium
1960 Francis-Barnett 147cc Plover 78
Registration no. XVA 635
Frame no. A9529R
Engine no. 295B 34639
Founded by Gordon Francis and Arthur Barnett in 1919, Francis-Barnett became part of Associated Motor Cycles in 1947 and was joined there in 1951 by James. The two marques' model ranges became ever more similar until the transfer of Francis-Barnett production to the James factory in 1962 ushered in an era of unashamed 'badge engineering'. Francis-Barnett concentrated on the production of lightweight two-strokes powered by Villiers engines at first, though from 1957 AMC's own engine was fitted to many models.

This 1960 Plover though, has the 147cc Villiers 30C engine. The machine is offered with green continuation logbook (issued 1971), expired MoT (1973) and old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents, the latter incorrectly recording the engine number.
Contacts
1960 Francis-Barnett 147cc Plover 78 Frame no. A9529R Engine no. 295B 34639
1960 Francis-Barnett 147cc Plover 78 Frame no. A9529R Engine no. 295B 34639
1960 Francis-Barnett 147cc Plover 78 Frame no. A9529R Engine no. 295B 34639
1960 Francis-Barnett 147cc Plover 78 Frame no. A9529R Engine no. 295B 34639
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories, buyer's premium excluding Cars, Motorbikes, Wine, Whisky and Coin & Medal sales, will be as follows:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £10,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £10,000 up to and including £450,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £450,000 up to and including £4,500,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £4,500,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

App