1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813

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Lot 323
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four
Registration no. not registered Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813

Sold for £ 8,625 (US$ 10,858) inc. premium
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. no plaque present
Engine no. 3813
Unusual in producing four-cylinder machines only, the Danish firm of Fisker & Nielsen introduced the Nimbus motorcycle in 1919. Their products were of advanced design, using shaft final drive and pressed steel frames from the start of production, and pioneering the telescopic front fork in the 1930s. Motorcycle production was suspended in 1928, and when the Nimbus re-appeared in 1934 it was with a power unit that showed strong car influence, with integral crankcase/cylinder block in cast iron and a detachable alloy sump. The cast-iron cylinder head was topped by an alloy housing for the single overhead camshaft, the latter being driven by shaft-and-bevel gears. A single-plate clutch transmitted power to the three-speed gearbox. 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 ended in 1954.

This beautiful pre-war Nimbus was restored during the early/mid-2000s while belonging to the preceding owner, Kaj Bloch-Jensen, as evidenced by correspondence and bills on file. The machine also comes with Danish registration papers dating from the early 1960s; (copy) rider's handbook; (copy) literature; and an original parts catalogue. There is no UK registration document with this Lot.

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1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
1938 Nimbus 750cc Four Frame no. no plaque present Engine no. 3813
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