1924 Cedos 348cc Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 1754 Engine no. 1754

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Lot 74A
1924 Cedos 348cc Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. NH 5355 Frame no. 1754 Engine no. 1754

Sold for £ 9,775 (US$ 12,439) inc. premium
1924 Cedos 348cc Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. NH 5355
Frame no. 1754
Engine no. 1754
Attached to an early Watsonian sports 'chair', this rare example of a little known make is powered by Granville Bradshaw's famous air/oil-cooled engine. 'NH 5355' was tested for The Fifth Vintage Road Test Journal (copy article available) by none other than the VMCC's esteemed founder, C E 'Titch' Allen, who recalled that the outfit had first belonged to the prominent Northampton motorcycle dealer and Cedos board member, Percy Spokes. Titch enjoyed his outing on the Cedos, remarking on the lusty Bradshaw engine's suitability for sidecar work and praising the outfit's impeccable steering. 'They should have advertised it as the 350 that goes like a 500,' he declared. 'It sure packs a big punch. Smooth with it too. You would never believe it's only a 350 when you let the clutch in. The flywheel weight is generous, that helps, but the engine punches away with a wonderful solid feel to it and accelerates as if the chain were not there.'

Bob Lines, only the second owner, restored this Cedos in 2001 before selling it to the immediately preceding owner. The current vendor, a VSCC marque specialist, purchased the machine at Bonhams' Harrogate sale in November 2009 (Lot 376). A regular participant in the Banbury Run, finishing on every occasion, 'NH 5335' is described as in generally good condition with very good mechanicals. The machine is offered with old-style logbook, assorted early photographs, Banbury Run DVD and V5/V5C registration documents.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is 3775. The engine number is 1557. Please note the V5C records a different frame number.
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1924 Cedos 348cc Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 1754 Engine no. 1754
1924 Cedos 348cc Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 1754 Engine no. 1754
1924 Cedos 348cc Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 1754 Engine no. 1754
1924 Cedos 348cc Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 1754 Engine no. 1754
1924 Cedos 348cc Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 1754 Engine no. 1754
1924 Cedos 348cc Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 1754 Engine no. 1754
1924 Cedos 348cc Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 1754 Engine no. 1754
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