James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444

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Lot 207
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923
Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444

€ 6,800 - 7,200
US$ 7,300 - 7,800
Amended
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923
Frame no. 2746
Engine no. T444
Comme nombre de firmes de motos plus ou moins célèbres, celle que fonda Harry James en 1880 commença par les bicycles. Installée au début à Sparkbrook puis à Grett (Birmingham), la James Cycle Company produisit sa première moto, une machine à moteur MInerva, en 1902. Le premier type équipé d'un moteur maison apparut en 1908 sous la forme de la « safety » James, un concept radical caractérisé par des roues portées par des fusées, comme les scooters. Des formules plus orthodoxes suivirent avec des monocylindres et des bicylindres deux temps, à soupapes latérales ou en tête dans les gammes proposées jusqu'à la fin des années 1920. Venant d'Autriche, cette James monocylindre deux temps, totalement restaurée en 2013, est présentée comme étant en excellent état général. Cette moto est offerte avec son contrôle technique.

Footnotes

  • c.1923 James 240cc Model 8
    Frame no. 2746
    Engine no. T444
    .



    Like so many famous and not so famous motorcycle firms, that founded by Harry James in 1880 started out as a bicycle manufacturer. Based initially at Sparkbrook and then Greet in Birmingham, the James Cycle Company built its first motorcycle, a Minerva-powered machine, in 1902. The first model to be powered by James's own engine followed in 1908; this was the 'safety' James, a radical design featuring wheels carried on stub axles, scooter-fashion. More orthodox designs followed, with two-stroke, sidevalve, overhead-valve, single-cylinder and twin-cylinder models featuring in the range before the end of the 1920s. Previously resident in Austria, this single-cylinder James two-stroke was completely restored in 2013 and is described as in generally excellent condition. The machine is offered with technical inspection.

Saleroom notices

  • The engine number is TS 444.There is no technical inspection with this Lot.
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James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
James Model 8 240 cm3 c.1923 Frame no. 2746 Engine no. T444
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