1946 James 122cc ML Frame no. 878 Engine no. AAA28199A

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Lot 105
1946 James 122cc ML
Registration no. CTH 508 Frame no. 878 Engine no. AAA28199A

Sold for £ 2,530 (US$ 3,272) inc. premium
1946 James 122cc ML
Registration no. CTH 508
Frame no. 878
Engine no. AAA28199A
Intended for use by airborne forces during WW2, James's famous Military Lightweight - it weighed around 150lbs and was known as the 'mechanical mouse' - continued post-war as the civilian 'ML'. Powered by a Villiers 9D single-cylinder two-stroke engine, the ML employed a rigid frame with bolted-on rear section and blade-type girder forks with central spring. The gearbox was a Villiers three-speeder with tank-mounted hand 'change while a single sprung saddle and rear luggage carrier were standard equipment also. The model was superseded by the James Comet at the end of 1948. Acquired by the current owner in 1988, this 'barn find' James ML has been in storage for many years and is offered for restoration. Sold strictly as viewed, the machine comes with a V5C registration document and miscellaneous spares to include a frame, forks, wheels, fuel tank, exhaust system and a quantity of engine parts. No reserve.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is ML1075. The engine number couldn't be located.
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1946 James 122cc ML Frame no. 878 Engine no. AAA28199A
1946 James 122cc ML Frame no. 878 Engine no. AAA28199A
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