c.1959 Greeves 197cc 20TA Scottish Trials Frame no. 9165/TA Engine no. 625B46111

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Lot 41
c.1959 Greeves 197cc 20TA Scottish Trials

Sold for £ 2,070 (US$ 2,832) inc. premium
c.1959 Greeves 197cc 20TA Scottish Trials
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. 9165/TA
Engine no. 625B46111
Greeves' unorthodox trademarks of a cast beam 'downtube' and rubber-in-torsion leading-link fork proved adaptable to almost all forms of motorcycle from humble commuter to clubman's road-racer, but it was the firm's off-road products that really put it on the map. The off-road range was extensively revised for 1958, gaining new frames with increased ground clearance together with a narrower rear sub-frame and swinging arm. Villiers' 197cc 9E sports engine was used for both the Scottish trials and Hawkstone scrambler, suitably modified to suit the particular application. The name 'Scottish' had been adopted following Jack Simpson's victory in the Scottish Six Days Trial's 200cc category in 1957, the first year Greeves had fielded a factory team in this prestigious event, but it would be 1969 before the Essex firm took the premier award, courtesy of Billy Wilkinson.

The Greeves Scottish offered here appears to be in generally good and substantially original condition, unlike many of its fellows that have been extensively modified, frequently crashed, and unsympathetically maintained over the years. There are no documents with this Lot.

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c.1959 Greeves 197cc 20TA Scottish Trials Frame no. 9165/TA Engine no. 625B46111
c.1959 Greeves 197cc 20TA Scottish Trials Frame no. 9165/TA Engine no. 625B46111
c.1959 Greeves 197cc 20TA Scottish Trials Frame no. 9165/TA Engine no. 625B46111
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