1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S

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1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve
Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S

US$ 25,000 - 30,000
€ 22,000 - 26,000
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve

Frame no. T093
Engine no. MT/W868/S

• Vintage example
• Albion 3-speed hand shift gearbox

William J. Montgomery entered the world of motorcycle manufacturing, making a performance oriented machine in 1913, in Bury St. Edmunds, a small town in Suffolk, England. Like many small manufacturers in the period, they utilized well-made proprietary components. However Montgomery produced their own frames and forks, and even sold these pieces to competitors such as George Brough. Producing high-end and expensive motorcycles in the 1930's was probably very difficult with a small market. In 1930, Montgomery manufactured a series of motorcycles based upon only two frame variants; small two-strokes on one side and larger single cylinder sidevalve engines for their DeLuxe frame. Additionally a 750cc V-twin J.A.P. powered motorcycle was included in the latter series of machines.

This 1930 Montgomery being offered is both handsome and elegant with a black primary finish highlighted with a white panel on top of the petrol tank and the bike discreetly lined in gold pin striping. On the sides of the tank, the Montgomery name appears artistically in gold script while rubber John Bull knee pads protect the finish. This J.A.P. engine is a sidevalve motor of 750cc displacement with air-cooled covers over the exhaust valves. The highly polished engine cases are a delight to enjoy. Ignition is provided by magneto located forward of the engine. An Albion gearbox with a 3-speed hand shift completes the package. It can be described as a touring motorcycle capable of extended use at a high rate of speed. World War II forced the small English company to shut down and production ceased in 1939.

This is an extremely rare motorcycle with a simply beautiful restoration. With its sleek appearance and twin exhaust pipes running along the side, you'll fall in love with this machine. If you appreciate high performing English motorcycles from the 1930's, this is an iconic motorcycle you need to own.

Footnotes

  • Please note this bike is titled with engine no. MTW86285S
Contacts
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
1930 Montgomery JAP 750cc Sidevalve Frame no. T093 Engine no. MT/W868/S
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