1913 NUT 770cc 6HP Twin Frame no. 015 Engine no. 30368

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Lot 275
1913 NUT 770cc 6HP Twin
Registration no. BF 5868 Frame no. 015 Engine no. 30368

£ 32,000 - 36,000
US$ 44,000 - 50,000
Amended
1913 NUT 770cc 6HP Twin
Registration no. BF 5868
Frame no. 015
Engine no. 30368
Taking its initials from its Newcastle-upon-Tyne birthplace, the NUT was the brainchild of engineer Hugh Mason, who had had several machines built under other names before settling on NUT in 1912. Manufactured by Angus, Sanderson & Company, the NUT was a stylish sports machine, almost always v-twin powered and easily distinguishable by its cylindrical fuel tank retained by two-nickel-plated bands. Mason's victory aboard a JAP-engined NUT in the 1913 Isle of Man Junior TT (the marque's solitary TT win) led to increased demand and an expansion of production on a new site before WWI intervened. The company underwent a succession of financial reorganisations and relocations in the 1920s, its range continuing to consist mainly of JAP v-twin powered machines of various sizes before NUT's own 698cc v-twin engine arrived in 1924. Sadly, NUT succumbed to the Depression of the early 1930s, closing in 1933.

Finished in the brown livery characteristic of the marque, this ultra-rare and desirable NUT motorcycle is one of only two 6hp v-twins known to survive. Noteworthy features include front and rear acetylene lights, a hand-crank starter and an Armstrong three-speed hub gear. We are advised that the NUT was discovered in a joiner's workshop circa 1951 and purchased by a Mr Wilson, who kept the machine until the 1980s when it passed to his son. The current vendor acquired the machine in 2011 and advises us that since acquisition he has attended to a few cosmetic details and reports that the engine is in running condition. The machine is offered with an old-style continuation logbook (1966), Pioneer Certificate, a 1921 tax disc and V5C registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • The headlamp has been removed for safety and is with the documents desk. The machine is fitted with a kick start and not a hand-crank starter as catalogued. It should be noted that the road fund license is 1924 not 1921 as stated in the catalogue.
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1913 NUT 770cc 6HP Twin Frame no. 015 Engine no. 30368
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