Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322

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Lot 221
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four
Registration no. not registered Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322

Sold for £ 55,200 (US$ 75,909) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1923 Nimbus 746cc Four
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. 322
Engine no. V322
The result of diversification by the Danish vacuum cleaner manufacturer, Fisker & Nielsen, the Nimbus motorcycle first appeared in 1919. Unusually, only inline four-cylinder models were built. These were of advanced design, using shaft final drive and pressed steel frames right from the start. Motorcycle production was suspended in 1928 to enable the company to concentrate on producing its Nilfisk vacuum cleaners, and when the new Nimbus appeared in 1934 it was with an engine constructed along car lines with integral crankcase/cylinder block in cast iron and a detachable alloy sump. Foot change for the gearbox, a beefier front fork, and larger brakes had been added by the end of the 1930s but from then on the Nimbus changed little until series production was ended in 1954. An additional few machines were assembled from spares between 1954 and 1959 but none have been made since then. Production was always on a limited scale, but such is the quality of the Nimbus that many remain in service today.

Dated March 1971, there are photographs on file of this 'stovepipe' Nimbus with its late owner showing it in restored condition at that time; re-commissioning will be required before further use. There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • This motorcycle is accompanied with photographs.
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Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
Property of a deceased's estate, 1923 Nimbus 746cc Four Frame no. 322 Engine no. V322
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